Solongot Pass: enjoy a drive among the clouds
Solongot Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.558m (8,392ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Arkhangai and Zavkhan provinces, in the western part of Mongolia.
Nestled in the Tarvagatain mountain range, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. SUV required. It’s a long and challenging road to the summit driving through rugged landscapes. The road is full of steep and sudden turns and countless bumps of varying sizes and impacts. The drive offers dramatic views of Mongolia’s plateau.
The pass is 94.3 km (58.59 miles) long, running north-south from Ikh-Uul (Zavkhan Province) to Avgaldai (Arkhangai province). At the summit is a big parking lot. The drive will test skills and resilience of both drivers and the vehicles. It was one of the most difficult mountain passes in the country in the past. A new paved road over the pass is planned to be built on 2020-2021.