Yepuchen La

Driving the road to Yepuchen La is not a piece of cake

Yepuchen La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.113m (16,774ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Biru County (Nagqu) and Banbar County (Chamdo) in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

The road to the summit, also known as Yipuqin La, is pretty curvy and steep, hitting a 13% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. It’s unpaved. 4x4 vehicle recommended. 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 road over the pass links Baigaxiang (Biru County, Nagqu) and Jiagongxiang (Banbar County, Chamdo). It offers a fine view of Sepu Kangri, a 6956 m peak in the eastern Nyenchen Tanglha mountains. To the southeast of the pass the road follows the Nok Chu valley.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson

 

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