Nakole, a thrilling (scary) off road experience

Nakole is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.510m (18,077ft) above the sea level, located in Coqên County, in the southeast of Ngari Prefecture, in the west of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is one of the highest roads of the country.

The road to the summit is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicle required. Remember this is a mountainous area, climbing up a high mountain, with a notorius absence of oxygen. Starting from 206 Provincial Road (S206), the road to the summit is 90km (55 miles) long. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find. The drive offers stunning views of Jiesa Lake.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Juntao JIANG


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