Things to Know Before Driving Through Mada La

Mada La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.949m (16,236ft) above the sea level, located in Nyima County, the westernmost county in Nagqu, Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.

Mada La

The road to the summit is mostly paved. It’s called X603 (County Road 603). It’s a very challenging drive running entirely over 4.500 meters above the sea level. It’s usually impassable in winters. The road is 60.9 km (37 mile) long, running north-south from the village of Nimazhen (on the S301 Provincial Road) to Shenyaxiang. Mada La is the highest point of the road.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: 曉悌馬