Bayi Daban

Bayi Daban, courage is required to drive to the summit

Bayi Daban is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.366m (17,604ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between Hotan County, a county in the southwest of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Rutog County, in Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China.

The road to the summit, also known as Lingkyithang La, is totally unpaved but mostly straight. Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find. If you do choose this route please check up to date information. The drive offers stunning views of Songmuxi Co, a high mountain lake.
The road heads to the lake of Salikyila Genzhi Tso, also called Surigh Yilganing Kol. Starting at China National Highway 219 (G219), the ascent is 50.6 km (31.44 miles) long.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson

 

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