Tiejiangshan Pass is worth the white-knuckle drive

Tiejiangshan Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.796m (15,734ft) above the sea level, located in Litang County, in southwest of Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China.

Tiejiangshan Pass

The road to the summit (‘Blacksmith Mountain Pass’) is paved. It’s very winding and curvy, featuring countless hairpin turns. The drive offers great views of the Genyen Massif to the west of the pass.
The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 26% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at 318 National Road (G318), the ascent is 29.8km (18.51 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.105 meters. The average gradient is 3.70%.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson