Tiankong Way

Tiankong Way, one of the World's highest motorable roads

Tiankong Way is a high mountain road located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It’s one of the World's highest motorable roads, topping out at 5.886m (19,311ft) above the sea level.

The road, locally known as ‘Sky Line road’ or ‘Skyway’, is totally unpaved. This road was built in 2016 by People's Liberation Army of China to link their border posts. 4x4 vehicle required. Running along a series of hairpin turns, the road climbs up to Yiyepusangla daban, at 5.886m (19,311ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest roads of China. The road runs from Wenquan (Hot Springs) to Kongka La (a well known pass during 1962 war).
Located 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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