A drive to the top of Wenquan Daban

Wenquan Daban (Hot Springs Daban) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.808m (19,055ft) above the sea level, located in the Xinjiang autonomous region of China. It’s one of the highest roads on Earth.

Wenquan Daban

Set high in the Chang-Chemno Range, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicle required. The road is closed to civilians and foreigners and links Wenquan (Hot Springs) and Hongshantou Co. Notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. Extremely low oxygen for engine combustion.

Located on the northwest of the country, near the Chinese-Indian Line of Control, the road to the summit, also known as Cayley’s Pass and Changlung Yokma La, is very steep, hitting a 10% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The road was built in 1962. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Road suggested by: Vroom