Pongkor La

Pongkor La, an epic enthralling road

Pongkor La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.962m (16,279ft) above the sea level, located in Gyantse County, a county of Xigazê in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

The road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called 202 Country Road (X202). Remember this is a mountainous area, climbing up a high mountain, with a notorius absence of oxygen. Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor. 4x4 vehicle required. Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find. The pass is located between Jingaxiang (Kyilkar) and the town of Gyantse.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson


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