A remote unpaved road to Mata La
Mata La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.348m (17,545ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between Comai and Cona counties, in the south of the Tibet Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.
Located about 22 miles north-west of Naryong Co.(lake), the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It's called G219. Remember this is a mountainous area, climbing up a high mountain, with a notorius absence of oxygen. Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor. It runs entirely over 4.500 meters above the sea level.
The pass road is 40.6 km (25.22 miles) long, running north-southeast from Riru towards 202 Provincial Road (S202). 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