“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.”The quote quite literally corroborates the following article. As the 10 most deadliest roads of the world lead us to great heights(altitude) and some amazing breathtaking places.
Fasten your seat belts as we take you on a drive to the 10 deadliest roads across the globe:
10.The Guoliang Tunnel Road – China
The road connects the village of Guoliang to the outer parts. The streak of light in the image is the road that can be seen through the tunnels carved in the Taihang Mountains.
9.Dalton Highway – Alaska
The Dalton highway is one of the northernmost roads in the world. It covers a large part of the Arctic and reaches the highest motor-able point of Alaska – The Atigun Pass. The extreme remoteness and temperatures add on to its credentials for the world’s deadliest roads. Along the 414 mile stretch only one place offers services during winters – Coldfoot (population 13). It is the longest stretch without services in the entire North America.
8.Fairy Meadows Road – Pakistan
In order to reach the base of Nanga Parbat, one has to first tread upon this precarious path. Many mountaineers who have climbed Nanga Parbat in the 20th Century have termed the road to Fairy Meadows as one of the world’s deadliest roads and felt that climbing Nanda Parbat is as good a feat as driving on this road.
7.Pasagge du Gois
This passage leading to the Noirmoutier Island in France is a passage that faces periodical flooding, at times twice a day. These periodical floods often leave behind sea weeds and other marine plants on the road. It is highly advised to carry along your boats!
6. Halsema Highway – Philippines
Halsema is known as the “main artery” of the Cordillera’s road system, the 150-mile Halsema Highway links Baguio and Benguet province to the rest of Northern Luzon. Landslides, mud slides, and falling rocks are common along this road. Local bus drivers are said to be traveling at high speeds on these precariously narrow roads, adding on to the risk element for every vehicle present on the one of the deadliest roads of Philippines. Extreme foggy conditions and slippery asphalt during rainy season just makes things worse.
5.North Yungas Road – Bolivia
the North Yunan Road of Bolivia is said to have claimed 200 – 300 lives each year. This gravel dirt track covers a 69-kilometre stretch between La Paz and Coroico, in the Yungas region of Bolivia. It was host to a large number of vehicles until another safer and metaled road was built near it.
4.Zojila Pass – India
At an elevation of 11,647 feet this pass is a very essential pass in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir as it connects Sonmarg to Ladakh. It serves as a connecting route for army convoys and medical supplies. Due to the extreme terrain and temperatures it remains inaccessible during the winters.
3.Los Caracoles Pass – Chile
Amongst one of the deadliest roads of the world, this is one of the 40 connecting roads between Chile and Argentina and definitely the most beautiful and adventurous one. It begins with a gentle slope and eventually goes in spirals up to an altitude of 10,521 meters.
2. Jalalabad – Kabul Road – Afghanistan
This two lane highway run along 600 meter deep gorges. Across the years it has seen hundreds and thousands of vehicles flip and flatten. The condition of the road and the inclement weather is not the only thing that makes it one of the world’s deadliest road, Taliban plays a crucial role in adding on to the deadly aspect of it.
1.NH 22 – India
The national highway 22 in India is cited as the world’s deadliest road across various channels and websites. It’s poor maintenance, hazardous terrain and unpredictable calamities make it extremely difficult to drive on. The hundreds of trucks carrying tons of weight drive at the speed of snails and on the contrary cars and bikes speed across. This contrast makes it all the more fatal and life taking. It stretches to a length of 416 Kilometers, the image shows a part of it in the hilly areas.