Changlung Pangtung Pass

Changlung Pangtung Pass: this road is not for timid drivers

Changlung Pangtung La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.647m (18,526ft) above the sea level, located in the Xinjiang autonomous region of China, in the northwest of the country. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

The road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s a purely military road. A 4x4 vehicle is required. Starting at G695 Road, the road to the summit is 55.4 km (34.42 miles) long. The drive is amazing and features lots of bends. The area is rather remote. 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 is pretty steep, hitting a 14% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. To the west of the pass, another military road climbs up to 5.591m (18,343ft) above the sea level. This lower Changlung Pangtung is sort of a more minor pass historically, since it leads nowhere significant except back into the gorges
Road suggested by: Vroom

 

 

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