Gochak La

Gochak La, an epic enthralling road to the summit

Gochak La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.755m (15,600ft) above the sea level, located in Yadong County in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, near the border with Bhutan.

The road to the summit (also known as Guicha La and Guoqing La) is unpaved. Remember this is a mountainous area, climbing up a high mountain. Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor. Gochak La means “Lock Pass”. The summit offers stunning views of the Talung Glacier, the Kangchenjunga and Simvu.
The pass is well known to the lamas. It’s 27.7 km (17.21 miles) long running west-east from the well-known Kangbu Hot Spring to Pagri or Phari, one of the highest towns in the world.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson


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