A memorable road trip to Kobi Pass in the Greater Caucasus

Kobi Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,956m (9,698ft) above sea level, located in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of Georgia. It's one of the highest roads in Europe.

Kobi Pass

Where is Kobi Pass?

The pass is located to the west of Mount Sadzele, within the Gudauri Recreational Area on the northeastern part of the country.

Can I drive to Kobi Pass?

The road to the summit, also known as Kobe Pass, is entirely unpaved and very steep in parts. A 4x4 vehicle with high clearance is required due to its steepness. It’s closed to private vehicles. It’s one of the highest roads in Georgia.

Is the road to Kobi Pass open?

Set high in the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, the road is usually impassable from October through June. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey as extreme adverse conditions are common.

How long is the road to Kobi Pass?

Starting from the paved ს3 Road (part of the European Route 117), near Gudauri, the road to the summit is 9km (5.59 miles) long. The route hosts stunning views of the Caucasus and an amazing perspective of the legendary Mount Kazbek (5047m).
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