These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Roads In The World!
Road trips are always exiting. However, there are some such roads that you would never wish to drive on. Below we list ten such highways where you will never want to come across to even in your wildest dreams.
10. Sichuan- Tibet Highway
This is a high elevation highway between Chengdu and Tibet where avalanches are a common occurrence. With over 7,500 deaths every year, this is one highway where drivers fear to venture.
9. The Stelvio Pass, Italy
This road located at an altitude of 9045 feet is the highest mountain pass in Eastern Alps. With a climb of almost two kilometres and only a concrete barrier to separate the rider from death, this road is indeed dangerous.
8. Los Caracoles Pass, Chile
Los Caracoles pass is located between Chile and Argentina and passes through Andreas Mountain. The pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year. The driving skills get tested here to the extreme and large numbers of accidents are common here.
7. Skippers Canyon Road, New Zealand
This road can be considered as extremely scary as a cut has been made in narrow cliff to make this road. You need a special permit to drive through this road.
6. The Zojila Pass, India
This is the highest mountain pass in India and is located between Srinagar and Leh. The pass lies at an altitude of 3,528 meters and is the lifeline for the people of Ladakh valley.
5. Guoliang Tunnel Road, China
Though this road is extremely dangerous but the villagers in the region consider the same as a blessing as this is their only link to the outside world. This road was cut out of side of a mountain and is a live example of technological superiority of the Chinese people.
4. Karakoram Highway, Pakistan
This is the highest paved international road in the world and connects Pakistan to China. The road passes through an elevation of 4,693 meters and is prone to landslides and avalanches. Large numbers of deaths are reported in accidents; still it continues to remain an important road.
3. James Dalton Highway, Alaska
James Dalton Highway is a road in Alaska and covers a distance of around 667 km. The road runs through middle of nowhere and ends near the Arctic Ocean. If only you were to get lost, the chances of returning alive are very bleak on this highway.
2. Jalalabad- Kabul Road, Afghanistan
This 65 km stretch is considered to be the most dangerous of roads as this passes through the Taliban territory. Recklessly driven trucks make the highway even more dangerous and precarious for the drivers and people who pass through this highway.
1. North Yungas Road, Bolivia
This road is also nicknamed as the “road to death”. The road is lined with numerous cross markings from where vehicles have fallen down. Inter-American Development bank as christened this road as the world’s most dangerous highway.