The Ultimate Guide to Mount Samdi

Samdi Dağı is a high mountain peak located in the Hakkâri Province of Turkey. A military road, to the east of the summit, tops out at 3,400m (11,154ft) above sea level. It’s one of the highest roads in Europe.

Mount Samdi

Where is Mount Samdi?

The peak is located in the Şemdinli District, in the southeastern part of the country, near the border with Iraq.

Is the road to Mount Samdi challenging?

The road to the summit is entirely unpaved. 4x4 vehicles are required due to its steepness. It features 20 hairpin turns and countless curves. It’s usually impassable in winters.

How long is the road to Mount Samdi?

It’s one of the highest roads in the country. Starting from Aktütün, the road is 15km (9.32 miles) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1,700m. The average gradient is 11.33%.