Chak La, a Most Tricky Scenic Road

Chak La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.854m (15,925ft) above the sea level, located in Lhünzhub County, in Lhasa towards the north-east of the main center of Chengguan, Tibet, China.

Chak La

The winding road to the summit is unpaved. It’s called 202 Provincial Road (S202). 4x4 vehicle required. Adverse weather conditions are common. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey.  The pass is 110 km (68 miles) long running south-north from Lhünzhub to Nyingzhong Township, on China National Highway 219. The pass leads to Reting Monastery, an historically important Buddhist monastery. Built by Atisha's chief disciple Dromtonpa in 1056 it’s the seat of the Reting Rinpoche.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Olga Ivanova