Turikho Valley Road
Turikho Valley Road

Turikho Valley Road

Located in the Turikho valley, in the Hindu Kush range of Pakistan, the Turikho Valley Road is a spectacular and dangerous high mountain road. Stay away if you're scared of heights. This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides.

The side rough road links Booni and Shagrom (also known as Shogrom). It’s 65km long. It’s a road less travelled yet goes through a mind-bending scenery and panoramas. You will require a 4×4 vehicle for the journey. The road conditions in winter are extreme. The road is blocked due to heavy snowfalls often and it is very difficult to reach upper parts of the valley. The road is impassable for 2 cars at the same time.
The road is winding, in some places only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. Driving through the Turikho Valley is all about the excitement and adventure. The Rich Gold River is flowing several hundred meters below the jeep road. One mistake and it's a free fall to your death.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ishtiaqahmed/7446347986/in/photostream/

 

 

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