The Kara-Keche Ashuu pass (3,384 m) is one of 4 passes up leading to the Son-Kul Lake. The Son-Kul is a Lake at about 3,016 meters above sea level. Each of the individual pass roads has its own characteristics and has magnificent panoramic views.

The other three passes are the Moldo Ashuu pass (3,346 m), Terskey Torpok Ashuu pass (3,132 m) and Kalmak-Ashuu pass (3,446 m). The gravel road up to the pass is the worst of the four passes roads. Nevertheless, the ride is up one of the most fascinating of all four.


East - West


3,384 m

Region / District

Region Naryn - District Naryn


Valley communities

Son-Kul lake - Chaek

Winter closure

Depending on snow conditions from November to March


41° 44' 32.17" N 74° 50' 46.52" E

Special features

Gravel road, partly very poor condition. Only with 4x4 Jeep, Quad's, ATV, UTV Side by Side, etc. to recommend. Not suitable for heavy road motorcycles.