Drongu La

The road to Drongu La will take your breath away

Drongu La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.929m (16,171ft) above the sea level, located in Sa'gya County, under the prefecture-level city of Xigazê in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

The road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Sachu or Sa Chu Xian. The drive is not too dangerous apart from the lack of oxygen. The pass is 37.4 km (23.23 miles) long, running north-south from Zhaxigangxiang to Mabujiaxiang. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting an 18% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps on its southern side. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common. The pass has an early view of Mt.Everest.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson

 

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