The paved road to Apartaderos, one of the highest towns of Venezuela

Located in Mérida State, Venezuela, Apartaderos is the highest town of the country, at an elevation of 3.505m (11,499ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest towns accessible by car on Earth.


The road to the town is called Carretera Transandina. It’s asphalted. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging. The town sits at the intersection of three river valleys: the Chama, the Santo Domingo and the Motatán.
Pic: jopimalg.