Gök Dağ: courage is required to drive to the summit

Gök Dağ is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.417m (11,210ft) above the sea level, located in Van Province of Turkey. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.

Gök Dağ

Set high in the eastern part of the country, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July. The drive features stunning views. The road to the summit is brutally steep. Starting at Kaymaklı, the ascent is 9km (5.5 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1,168 meters. The average gradient is 12.97%.. It's one of the highest roads of the country.