Torugart Pass

Torugart Pass

The Torugart Pass is a 12,000-foot pass through the Tien Shan Mountains on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China. One of the routes used by the old Silk Road caravans, the road separates the red sand desert of western China and the green mountain pastures of Kyrgyzstan. Considered the most spectacular route into or out of Central Asia, Torugart Pass was formerly closed to foreigners because of its strategic location.

PUBLISHED: July 18, 2013