Aygır Gölü

Aygır Gölü

Aygır Gölü is a high mountain glacial lake at an elevation of 2.763m (9064ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Trabzon and Bayburt provinces of Turkey. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.

Located in the Haldizen Mountains, the road to the summit is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It is usually motorable only from June until the end of October. 4x4 vehicle recommended. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep.

The high elevation with its risk of altitude sickness, weather concerns, steep road grade and overall inaccessibility make the travel dangerous and difficult. There’s a little bar near the lake. North the lake, the road climbs up to 3.001m (9,845ft). It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Pic: Metin Erinç