Moteng Pass

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Moteng Pass
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Top of Monteng Pass
Elevation 2,820 m (9,252 ft)
Location Lesotho
Range Maloti mountains
Coordinates 28°45′21″S 28°36′01″E / 28.75583°S 28.60028°E / -28.75583; 28.60028Coordinates: 28°45′21″S 28°36′01″E / 28.75583°S 28.60028°E / -28.75583; 28.60028
Moteng Pass is located in Lesotho
Moteng Pass
Location in Lesotho
Moteng Pass 2809 meter

The Moteng pass is a steep tarred pass in the Maloti mountains of Lesotho, reaching a height of 2820 metres.[1] It is one of two passes that links the town of Butha-Buthe with the diamond mining town of Mokhotlong, the other pass being the Mahlasela pass.[2] Heavy snowfalls frequently closes the pass in winter. The pass is 7.9 km long, with the last stage being extremely dangerous in winter due to patches of ice.


  1. ^ Road Sign Elevation Photo, Jaco van Tonder, 2006
  2. ^ Map of Lesotho, South and North Sheet, Lesotho Government, 1978
Snow on Moteng pass 24 July 2016


Snow on the Moteng Pass