The Ultimate Guide to Traveling to Chak La

Chak La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.514m (14,809ft) above the sea level, located in Nagqu, a prefecture-level city in the north of the Chinese autonomous region of Tibet.

Chak La

The road to the summit, also known as Qag La, is unpaved. It’s called G317 (China National Highway 317). Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. The pass is 45.9 km (28.52 miles) long, running north-south from Ya'anzhen (Baqen, Nagqu, Tibet) to Rongbuzhen (Sog, Tibet, Nagqu, Tibet).
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Paul Wood