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The China-Nepal Highway (also known as the Friendship Highway) is a very scenic route on the Tibetan Plateau with a length of 753 km (467 miles). It’s regarded as one of the best overland journeys on the planet.

 

Jumla Airport is a high mountain airport at an elevation of 7,700 feet (2,347 m) above the sea level, located in the Jumla District in Province No. 6 in Nepal.


China National Highway 318 (G318) runs from Shanghai to Zhangmu on the China-Nepal border and is the longest highway in China, crossing over eight provinces, with a length of 5,476 kilometres (3,403 mi).

 

Dajori La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.600m (11,811ft) above the sea level, located in the remote and inaccessible region of Upper Mustang, in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River, in north-central Nepal.

 

The Prithvi Highway is an asphalted road with a length of 174 km (108mi) located in Nepal. The road links Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, a tourist city in the western part of Nepal. The scenery along the road is dramatic.

 

Thorong La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.514m (14,809ft) above the sea level, located in central Nepal.

The Arniko Highway is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It provides Nepal’s overland link with Tibet and China. "One mistake, game over".

 

Tsarang La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.870m (12,696ft) above the sea level, located in the remote and inaccessible region of Upper Mustang, in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River, in north-central Nepal.

 

Located in the Arghakhanchi District, in the western part of Nepal, the Supa Deurali is a mountain temple at an elevation of 1.509m above the sea level.

 

Yamda La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.986m (13,077ft) above the sea level, located in the remote and inaccessible region of Upper Mustang, in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River, in north-central Nepal.

Simbhanjyang Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.488m (8,162 ft) above the sea level, located in southern Nepal. The road is narrow and riddled with potholes. As a result, vehicles on the edge of the road lose control.

 

Nyi La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.932m (12,900ft) above the sea level, located in the remote and inaccessible region of Upper Mustang, in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River, in north-central Nepal.

 

The Beni - Jomsom road is a high mountain road located in the Kali Gandaki Valley, in Mustang District of Nepal.

 

The Kora La, also known as Korala, is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.612m (15,131ft) above the sea level, located in the China-Nepal border.

 

Located in the Lumbini Zone of central Nepal, the Rudrabeni – Ridi road is one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

 

Nara La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.507m (14,786ft) above the sea level, located in the Karnali Zone of north-western Nepal.

The Manang Road is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a steep and narrow zig-zag road located to the north of the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. A lot of websites list the most dangerous roads in the world. Not a single one of them mention the road to Manang.

Jauljibi - Madkote Road

Jauljibi - Madkote Road is a very scary cliff road located in the Indo-Nepal border. The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. If your GPS ever thinks it's a good idea to drive on this road, it may be time to get a new one!

 

Imja Khola is a high mountain glacier on the slopes of Mount Everest, in the Nepalese Cukung Valley, at an elevation of 5.156m above the sea level.




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