Karabet Geçidi is one of the highest paved roads of Europe

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Karabet Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2,994m (9,822ft) above sea level, located in Van Province, in Turkey. It’s one of the highest roads in Europe.

Karabet Geçidi


Is the road through Karabet Geçidi paved?

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.

How long is the Karabet Geçidi pass road?

The road is 42.7 km (26.53 mi) long, running west-east from the village of Bahçesaray to Gevaş Çatak Yolu Road.

Is the Karabet Geçidi pass open?

Set high in the eastern part of the country, the pass is typically open all year round, but short-term closures are common in winter due to dangerous weather conditions. In winters, the pass can receive high snowfalls. Here, spring arrives with a blaze of glorious colorful wildflowers. It is said by the locals that they ‘belong to God for half the year’. It’s one of the highest roads in the country.