Some of The World's Most Treacherous Roads

These roads will give you goose bumps! (pun intended)

If the video player is not working, you can click on this alternative video link.

Civil engineers aim for safety first when building today's roads but this is not the way all roads were built. Many roads were built without any supervision in treacherous terrains making them so dangerous they are almost deadly. So why would people use these roads? Well, because they need to reach a destination that only these roads can access.

In this video, we bring you the world's deadliest and most treacherous roads. There's Zoji La Pass in India. With a length of 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) and a maximum elevation of 11,575 feet (3,528 meters), this road features no guardrails or traffic signs to keep you safe. It also features many frightening landslides. It should be noted that the road was not made for civilian use. Instead, it was built for military purposes back in 1947.


There's also the Guoliang Tunnel Road in China. This road was built by 13 villagers who decided to take matters into their own hands after the government refused to develop their much-needed road. You can imagine that since it was engineered by amateurs this road lacked many of the most basic safety measures. Still, the road is now available for all to cross if you dare!

Curious about more of these dangerous roads? Then watch our video.

Follow Us on

Stay on top of the latest engineering news

Just enter your email and we’ll take care of the rest:

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe at any time.