Khoridol pass: this road is not for timid drivers
Khoridol pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.266m (7,434ft) above the sea level, located in the Horidol Saridag Mountains of Khovsgol province, in Mongolia. Significant portions of the road to the summit pass run through riverbeds that often flood after rains.
Nestled in the Khoridol Saridag National park, the pass is also known as Horidol Pass. The road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s a very rocky track. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. The road follows a dry river bed. During times of rain, the rivers will often flood, causing the route to be unpassable.
The pass is 92.7 km (57.6 miles) long, running from Hatgal to Renchinlhumbe. It’s mostly used mostly by local traffic. 4x4 vehicle required. South of the pass, there is a significant section of wet grass that is difficult to traverse by motor vehicle. Close to the top of the pass, the road becomes well defined within grassy patches.
The drive through remote areas of narrow cliffs, high mountain pass and highland scenery offers stunning views of Khuvsgul lake. The pass summit is a steep climb with a dramatic vista in all directions. Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic: Gansukh Purevdorj
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