Karabet Geçidi is one of the highest paved roads of Europe
Karabet Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.994m (9,822ft) above the sea level, located in Van Province, in Turkey. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.
How long is the Karabet Geçidi pass road?
Set high on the eastern part of the country, the road to the summit, also known as Krapet Geçidi, is called Bahcesaray-Catak road. It's totally paved. The road includes a series of thrilling hairpin bends. The road is 42.7 km (26.53mi) long, running west-east from the village of Bahçesaray to Gevaş Çatak Yolu Road.
Is the Karabet Geçidi pass open?
The road can be closed anytime due to the bad weather. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery. Here the spring arrives with a blaze of glorious colourful wild flowers. It is said by the locals that they ‘belong to God for half the year'. It's one of the highest roads of the country.