The Most Dangerous and Scariest Roads in the World!

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Hello, welcome to Curiosity! Ready for the most dangerous and scariest roads in the world? One of the most terrifying is the Karakoram Highway Sudden flooding, unexpected blizzards and fog along this road can turn the ride into a real nightmare Morevoer, heavy snow during harsh winters can shut the highway down for extended periods. This road runs connects China to Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed with the sacrifice of more than a thousand people it is sometimes referred to as the eighth Wonder of the World Pakistan has lots of dangerous roads that are completely unmaintained with no guardrails or any other kind of protection Even a moment of carelessness can be lethal when driving along a road with a sheer drop to a rushing river. Like the road to reach the Nanga Parbat mountain, the second most prominent peak of the Himalayas. The BAM road is located in Russia and runs alongside the railway track of the “Baikal–Amur Mainline” traversing Eastern Siberia and parallel to the Trans-Siberian railway It has been left in a very poor state, with collapsed bridges, dangerous river crossings and severe potholes The road is passable only by the most extreme off-road vehicles and years ago a group of three experienced people took a whole month to cross it One of the most incredible roads ever is the Leh–Manali Highway in the northern India It’s formally an highway, but light years away from what we even call ‘road’ having many single-lane damaged stretches, lack of safety barriers and under-maintenance portions where even a little rainfall can trigger a landslide Its highest elevation is 5,350 meters, or 17,500 feet, and it is opened for only four and a half months in a year It has also over a dozen bailey bridges and most of them are in dilapidated condition Travel time is unpredictable but normally takes at least three days Another incredible road located in India is the Zoji mountain pass in the western section of the Himalayan mountain range The Tianmen Mountain road, in the northwestern of China has been heralded as one of the most spectaculars roads in the world, but on the other hand its tight curves and very low barriers make this road to the heaven also one of the most dangerous On the other side of the world, the North Yungas road in Bolivia is even nicknamed the “death road” It has a few guard rails, bottomless cliffs and during the rainy season water runoff can turn the road into a muddy hell Nepal is one of the countries in the world that has its road network in the worst conditions lacking the very basic safety features Like, for example, the Karnali Highway, a vital transport link between two regions in the remotest and the least developed zone in Nepal Of its 232 kilometres (or 144 miles) length, only the 7% were blacktopped India is another country with an unbelievable road-network The frequency of accidents is the highest in the world, with more than 150,000 traffic collision-related deaths every year

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