Nanga Parbat Pass, Pakistan
The Nanga Parbat Pass in Pakistan carries the nickname ‘Fairy Meadows Road’ but don’t be fooled by this innocent-sounding nickname. The unstable and narrow mountain passes combined with the treacherous high altitude makes this road a real nightmare. But it doesn’t end there. The Nanga Parbat Pass also features a 7-mile unpaved no-barrier road with hundreds of blind spots looking down from the western anchor of the Himalayas. At least the view from up there is absolutely stunning…
Zoji La, India
Zoji La is a high mountain pass in the Indian Himalayas, rising 3,000 meters above sea level. The roads here are dangerously narrow and either frozen or really muddy, depending on the season. To add on that, vehicles often get stuck between the flocks of sheep and goats that come on the road. When this happens, drivers often have to wait for hours for the road to get clear. Zoji La is closed throughout most of the year because of the difficult driving conditions but when it’s open you can read about vehicles tumbling down from the road.