Pereval Chamaldilga

Pereval Chamaldilga is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.414m (11,200ft) above the sea level, located in the Tian Shan mountains of the Region Naryn, in Kyrgyzstan.

Pereval Chamaldilga
Pereval Chamaldilga

The road to the summit, also known as Shamaldi-Jilga Ashuu pass, is gravel but in good conditions. Depending on snow conditions short-term winter locks are possible. 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:  Wolfgang Tschertou