Rong La

A dizzying and dusty road to Rong La

Rong La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.831m (15,849ft) above the sea level, located in Dêngqên County, in the east of the Tibet Autonomous Region. It is not suitable for those who get dizzy.

The winding and curvy road to the summit is unpaved and runs north-south from Zhuodu to Anlacun. 4x4 vehicles required. Starting from Zhuodu, the ascent is 6.41 km (3.98 mi) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 447 meters. The average gradient is 6.97%.The road climbs up in a dizzying, dusty ascent through 22 sharp hairpin bends to the summit.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson

 

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