Riyue Mountain Pass

A paved road to the Riyue Mountain Pass

Riyue Mountain Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.529m (11,578ft) above the sea level, located in Northeastern Qinghai Province, in Western China, by the Tibetan Plateau.

The road to the summit (Sun and Moon Mountain) is paved in good conditions. It’s called Ri Yue Line. The pass is 9.1 km long, starting and ending at Qinghai-Tibet Highway (part of the China National Highway 109). The summit hosts many pagodas and a big parking lot. The climb is very gradual, never too steep, and has been featured in the Tour of Qinghai Lake (Riyue Pass), a cycling professional race.
Road suggested by: Jorge Manuel Gómez Sánchez
Pic: Josh Zhu