Check out these roads that offer astounding views of the landscape they cut through, but come at a price of being the most dangerous motorable roads in the world.
Zoji La Pass, India
Located on the NH1 between Srinagar and Leh, this road has been quite the spot for thrill seekers and nature lovers. Surrounded by the Himalayas and at an elevation of 11,575ft, this road is as deadly as it is beautiful.
Transfagarasan Highway, Romania
Connecting Transsylvania with Muntenia, this road runs through the Fagaras mountains. The Transfagarasan rises to a height of 2134 meters and has sharp hairpin turns, a challenge for every driver. The maximum allowed speed is 40km/h. The road is often closed from October till June due to snow.
Guoliang Tunnel, China
It’s called, “the road that does not forgive mistakes”. It is carved on the side and also goes through the Taihang Mountains. It was constructed with the help of hammers and chisels only, and is 1.2 kilometers long.
The North Yungas Road, Bolivia
Also known as “the road of death”, this road has steep drops over 3.5kms
Karkoram Highway, Pakistan
This is another deadly road that is up in the mountain ranges at 15000ft and is prone to landslides and rainfall. This danger has made the road a tourist attraction and
Fairy Meadows Road, Pakistan
This road was built by the villagers on the Nanga Parbat mountain around a 100 years ago and it hasn’t been repaired since. It’s extremely narrow with no guard rails and only one vehicle can pass at a time. An amateur driver will never survive this road.
Stelvio Pass, Italy
With a very low concrete barrier to save you from drops, this pass has 48 sharp turns and take you 9000ft uphill to the Italian Alps.