The road to Cakor Pass was built 100 years ago
Čakorpass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.844m (6,049ft) above the sea level, located in the municipality of Plav, in Montenegro, near to the border with Kosovo.
Can I drive through Cakor Pass?
The road through the pass, also known as Prevoj Čakor and Qafa e Çakorrit, provides a connection between the Plav area in Montenegro and the town of Peja/Peć in north-western Kosovo. The road was closed during the Kosovo War in 1999, until 2011. Today, the transition to Kosovo is blocked by a tank barrier yet. The road was inaugurated on 17th September 1925 by Alexander I of Yugoslavia. It is planned to be bypassed by a four-kilometer-long motorway tunnel.
How long is Cakor Pass?
Set high in the Prokletije mountain range, the pass is 37.3km (23,17 miles) long, running west-east from Murino (a village in the municipality of Plav, Montenegro) to Kuqishtë (a village in the municipality of Peja, Kosovo). On the Montenegrin side, the road to the summit is mostly paved and navigable by all passenger vehicles. It's called M9. The road is pretty narrow and steep, hitting an 18% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. On the Kosovan side, the road is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. Due to the blocks on the road it’s not possible to complete the whole drive between both countries.
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