Things to Know Before Driving through Çirişli Geçidi

Çirişli Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.320m (7,611ft) above the sea level, located in Erzurum Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey.

Çirişli Geçidi

The road to the summit is fully paved. It’s called D950. The pass is39.4 km (24.48 miles) long running south-north from Çiftlikköy (a village in the Karlıova District, Bingöl Province) to Çat (a town and district of Erzurum Province). 

The climb is pretty steep. Subject to winter storms. A minor unpaved mining road north of the pass climbs up to 2.618m (8,589ft) above the sea level.