Yarto Drak La

If you love to drive, you'll love the road to Yarto Drak La

Yarto Drak La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.038m (16,528ft) above the sea level, located in Qusum County, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

The road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called S202 Road and runs through several desolate valleys. The drive is rather remote. Located to the north of Shobo La, the drive features dangers of altitude sickness.When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery. Situated in the fertile Yarlung valley between Nedong and Qusum counties of Tibet, the road to the pass runs north-south from Shannan, also transliterated from Tibetan as Lhoka, to Cona. There’s a small lake called Zhalacuo at the top of the pass. The road passes close to Yarlha Shampo, a 6636m peak from which the first king of Tibet is thought to have descended from heaven to Earth.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: 全珍珠


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