Kyapsang La

Kyapsang La is one of the World's highest motorable roads

Kyapsang La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.886m (19,311ft) above the sea level located in the Xinjiang autonomous region of China, in the northwest of the country. It’s one of the World's highest motorable roads.

The road to the summit, also known as Yiyepusang La, is totally unpaved. It’s called Tiankong Way and locally known as ‘Sky Line road’ or ‘Skyway’. This road was built in 2016 by People's Liberation Army of China to link their border posts. A 4x4 vehicle is required. Running along a series of hairpin turns, the road runs from Wenquan (Hot Springs) to Kongka La (a well known pass during 1962 war). It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Set high in the Himalaya, near the Indian border and the disputed region of Aksai Chin, the road is totally closed to civilians and foreigners. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find. In case of a breakdown, there is very little in the way of passing traffic or inhabitants around, and no cell phone service in parts.
Road suggested by: Vroom

 

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