A curvy road to the summit of Chen-ne La

Chen-ne La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.077m (16,656ft) above the sea level, located in the Sangri County of Shannan, in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

Chen-ne La

The road to the summit, also known as Khyen-ne La, is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicle required. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common. Located near the holy mountain of Odegungyel, the drive is spectacular, with five lakes and towering peaks nearby. At the summit there’s a small lake known as Cuomoqing. Although the size of the lake is less than 0.25 square kilometers, the landscape is very beautiful with an oval shape and is surrounded by hills. It’s a spectacular road snaking up a valley on the north side of the Yarlung Tsangpo river. Starting from Duiquguo, the climb is really steep and curvy, with 40 hairpin turns. The ascent is 10km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 922 meters. The average gradient is 9.22%.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson