Kheriya ancient road

Kheriya ancient road, a drive you'll never forget

Kheriya ancient road is the name of a 4x4 unforgettable adventure through the infamous Kunlun Mountains in Tibet, China.

The high mountain road, also known as Keriya/ Keliya trail, runs from Xinjiang to Tibet and was recently open to traffic. Many segments of the trip include a mix of paved and gravel sections. 4x4 vehicles only. It runs from Pulu village to Kongka La Highway/S519, close to Shouxing Lake. It is a heroic road, full of difficulties and obstacles.

Set high in the Kunlun Mountains of Tibet and Xinjiang, the track is 335km (208 miles) long and crosses Liuhuang Daban (5.170m/16,961ft), Tuopolagate Daban (5.020m/16,469ft), At To Pass (5.500m/18,044ft) and Kheliya Pass (5.440m/17,847ft). It’s one of the highest roads of the country. 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. It has been "unfeasible in winter and summer and extremely difficult" since ancient times, with canyons, cliffs, dabans, volcanoes, and plateau lakes.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez
Pic&video: 藏地疆域

 

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