Kyzylart Pass

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Kyzylart Pass
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Elevation 4,280 m (14,042 ft)
Location KyrgyzstanTajikistan border
Range Trans-Alay Range
Coordinates 39°23′03.60″N 73°19′21″E / 39.3843333°N 73.32250°E / 39.3843333; 73.32250Coordinates: 39°23′03.60″N 73°19′21″E / 39.3843333°N 73.32250°E / 39.3843333; 73.32250
Kyzylart Pass is located in Tajikistan
Kyzylart Pass
Location in Tajikistan, on the border with Kyrgyzstan

Kyzylart Pass is a mountain pass and border crossing in the Trans-Alay Range on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The highest point is 4,280 m (14,042 ft). Throughout the area, the land is typically rugged and dry. It is crossed by the Pamir Highway which leads south from Sary-Tash in the Alay Valley up onto the Pamir plateau toward Karakol Lake and Murghab, Tajikistan. In the late nineteenth century the Russians used to explore and eventually occupy the Pamir plateau.

References[edit]

  • Laurence Mitchell, Kyrgyzstan, Bradt travel guides, 2008
  • Robert Middleton and Huw Thomas, Tajikistan and the High Pamirs, Odyssey Books, 2008