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PassesKyrgyzstan is over ninety percent mountainous territory. The mountains criss-cross the country. As a result, almost any journey, anywhere in the country involves crossing over a mountain pass.

This is a list of the some of the passes you might traverse on a journey in Kyrgyzstan ... some are major passes, on major roads ... others are minor ones found in remote regions.

First: on the Bishkek Osh Highway :

Pass

Height

From

To

Oblast

Notes

Tuu Ashu

3586

Kara Balta

Suusamyr

Chui

-

Ala Bel

3184

Suusamyr

Toktogul

Chui

on the border with Talas

On the road to Torugart:

Pass

Height

From

To

Oblast

Notes

Kubiki

-

Boom Gorge

Kochkor

Chui

On the border with Naryn

Dolon

3028

Kochkor

Naryn

Naryn

-

Kyzyl Bel

2484

Naryn

At Bashi

Naryn

-

Ak Beyit

3282

Naryn

Torugart

Naryn

-

Tash Rabat

3968

Tash Rabat

Torugart

Naryn

Off the main road

Torugart

3752

Naryn

Kashgar

Naryn

-

On the Irkeshtam Road:

Pass

Height

From

To

Oblast

Notes

Chyiyryk

2408

Osh

Gulcha

Osh

-

Taldyk

3619

Osh

Sary Tash

Osh

-

Teo Morun

3536

Sary Tash

Irkeshtam

Osh

-

Terek Davan

4131

Gulcha

Irkeshtam

Osh

Off the main road

Irkeshtam

2841

Sary Tash

Kashgar

Osh

-

On the border with China , from North to South (... there are some others but without names ...) but only two are open for cross border traffic: Torugart and Irkeshtam. It is illegal to cross the border except at a recognized border crossing point - and penalties for doing so can be heavy:

Pass

Height

From

To

Oblast

Notes

Aryan Suu

-

Kyrgyzstan

China

Issyk Kul

Closed for cross border traffic

Sountor Pass

4583

Kyrgyzstan

China

Issyk Kul

Closed for cross border traffic

Akoguz

4572

Kyrgyzstan

China

Issyk Kul

Closed for cross border traffic

Kayche

4463

Kyrgyzstan

China

Issyk Kul

Closed for cross border traffic

Kukuomk

4358

Kyrgyzstan

China

Issyk Kul

Closed for cross border traffic

Bedel

4284

Kyrgyzstan

China

Issyk Kul

Closed for cross border traffic

Uru Daban

-

Kyrgyzstan

China

Naryn

Closed for cross border traffic

Khodjent

3962

Kyrgyzstan

China

Naryn

Closed for cross border traffic

Orto Suu

3925

Kyrgystan

China

Naryn

Closed for cross border traffic

Torugart

3752

Naryn

Kashgar

Naryn

-

Tdz Bel

3933

Kyrgyzstan

China

Osh

Closed for cross border traffic

Kugart

-

Kyrgyzstan

China

Osh

Closed for cross border traffic

Talgyy

3668

Kyrgyzstan

China

Osh

Closed for cross border traffic

Irkeshtam

2841

Sary Tash

Kashgar

Osh

-

On the bordet with Tajikistan :

Pass

Height

From

To

Oblast

Notes

Kyzyl Art

4280

Sary Tash

Tajikistan

Osh

-

To Son Kul:

Pass

Height

From

To

Oblast

Notes

Kalmak Ashu

3446

Sary Bulak

Son Kul

Naryn

-

Kara Keche

3384

Son Kul

Chaek

Naryn

-

Kurtkal

3660

Son Kul

Ak Taala

Naryn

-

Tridzat Tri Popugai

3133

Son Kul

Naryn

Naryn

"Thirty Three Parrots"

Others:

Pass

Height

From

To

Oblast

Notes

Ala Bash

2365

Balykchi

Bokonbaeva

Issyk Kul

In the Kongur Olen valley

Beurailu

3268

Baetova

Tash Rabat

Naryn

Often closed

Chapchima

-

Kerben

Djani Bazaar

Djalal Abad

Closed in winter

Chomashu

3822

Karakol

Enilchek

Issyk Kul

-

Jalpeck Bel

3890

Sary Bulak

Ece Naryn

Naryn

On the border with Issyk Kul

Kaldama

3062

Kazarman

Djalal Abad

Djalal Abad

-

Kara Buman

-

Kazarman

Djalal Abad

Djalal Abad

Closed in winter

Kara Buura

3302

Talas

Djani Bazaar

Talas

On the border with Djalal Abad

Kara Koo

-

Ak Talla

Kazarman

Naryn

On the border with Djalal Abad

Karakol

3485

Suusamyr

Kochkor

Naryn

On the border with Chui

Keburguntu

3907

Ak Sai

Kara Sai

Naryn

On the border with Issyk Kul

Kerege Tash

3684

Ece Naryn

Barskoon

Issyk Kul

Status not clear

Kulak Ashu

-

Baetova

Tash Rabat

Naryn

Often closed

Kyndy

3102

Ak Sai

Kara Sai

Naryn

In the border zone

Kyrk Kyz

3223

Kyzyl Oi

Toktogul

Naryn

Status not clear

Kyzart

2664

Kochkor

Chaek

Naryn

-

Otmok

3330

Suusamyr

Talas

Talas

On the border Chui

San Tash

-

Tup

Djergalan

Issyk Kul

-

Shamsy

3573

Shamsy

Kochkor

Chui

On the border with Naryn

Ter Djailoo

2465

Kyzyl Oi

Toktogul

Naryn

On the border with Djalal Abad

Terek

-

Toktogul

Talas

Talas

On the border with Djalal Abad

Tuzduu Suu

1971

Kyzyl Oi

Toktogul

Djalal Abad

Status not clear

... And over the border ...

Pass

Height

Notes

Country

Baikurt

-

On the road from Torugart to Kashgar

China

Teshiktash

-

On the road from Torugart to Kashgar

China

Kordai

1233

On the Bishkek-Almaty Road

Kazakhstan




 
 
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