Gyandro La

Ultimate 4wd destination: Gyandro La

Gyandro La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.147m (16,886ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Lhünzê and Cona counties in Shannan perfecture in southern part of Tibet Autonomous Region in People's Republic of China.

The road to the summit is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common. 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.
The road is pretty steep, hitting an 8% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find. The road is 52.6 km (32,68 miles) long.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson

 

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