Chong Ashuu Pass

The Road To Chong Ashuu Pass Has it All!

Chong Ashuu Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.011m (13,159ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountains of the Region Issyk-Kulin, in Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

The road to the summit, also known as Pereval Chonashu, is called A364. It’s unpaved but in good conditions. Depending on snow conditions short-term winter locks are possible. The road is to ride without any major problems and with any vehicle. There are daily some heavy transports on the road for the fleet of machines. The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters.
Pic: TravelKyrgyzstan