The Wild Road to Uch-Chat Ashuu Pass
Uch-Chat Ashuu Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.731m (12,240ft) above the sea level, located in the Region Issyk-Kul, in eastern Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
Set high in the Tian Shan mountains of the country, the road to the summit is totally unpaved and partly in very poor condition. 4wd cars only. It’s usually closed from November to April. Not suitable for heavy road motorcycles. 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. The pass is one of the most remote passes of Kyrgyzstan and also very difficult to reach. No one should go alone there without enough food and gasoline.