Tro La, a curvy road only for experienced drivers
Tro La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.390m (17,683ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Lhari and Gongbo’gyamda counties in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
Located south of Artsa Tso (lake) or Jia Naiyucuo, the road to the summit is totally unpaved, with plenty of curves to keep drivers entertained. The pass is also known as Cho La. On the east side of the pass there’s an alternative route. 4x4 vehicle recommended.
The road to the summit runs north-south from 302 Provincial Road (S302) to Tongguocun. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson