The road to Churi Meri La, a chillout in high mountains
Churi Meri La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.507m (14,786ft) above the sea level, located in Nangqên County, in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai province, China.
Bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region to the south, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called China National Highway 214 (G214). Remember this is a mountainous area, climbing up a high mountain, with a notorius absence of oxygen. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery. The pass is 94.5 km (58.71 miles) long running from Baizhaxiang (Nangqên County, Yushu, Qinghai) to Asangkaxiang (Riwoqê County, Chamdo, Tibet).
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Carl Parker