Nilung La

How To Have The Ultimate Road Trip To Nilung La

Nilung La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.730m (18,799ft) above the sea level, located in the Ngari Prefecture, in China's Tibet Autonomous Region. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Located near the Indian-controlled part of the disputed Demchok sector, the road to the summit, also known as Zulung La, is totally unpaved. It’s impassable in winters. There is a real risk of AMS (altitude-mountain-sickness) and death due to Pulmonary Edema and Cerebral Edema. 4x4 required. It’s a military road closed to civilians. The Chinese painted some rocks red as if to claim the place for China. The pass is also known as Zulang La.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson


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