Ulan-Daban Pass

Ulan-Daban Pass, an international pass only for 4x4

Ulan-Daban is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.697m (8,848ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Russia and Mongolia.

Nestled in the Altai Mountains, in the Ukok Plateau, the road to the summit is not for the sissies. It’s totally unpaved and rocky. 4x4 vehicle required. The road has some narrow parts, impassable for 2 medium cars. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse. 

Adverse weather conditions are common. The pass is 191 km (118 miles) long. It links Belyashi (in the Kosh-Agachsky District, the Altai Republic, Russia) with Хөх (Bayan-Ölgii Province in western Mongolia).
Pic: Владимир Шатунов

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.