Haitar Pass

Haitar Pass is a drive worth taking

Haitar Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.882m (12,736ft) above the sea level, located in Gangca County of northeastern Qinghai province, on the northern shore of Qinghai Lake, in China.

Set high in the Qilian Mountain range, the road to the summit is totally paved in very good shape with not many cars though. It’s called S204 Erga Highway. The road is pretty steep, hitting a 7% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

The pass is 88.7km (55.11 miles) long, running north-south from Molezhen to G315 (Huangiia Highway). 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.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: 福林逍遥

 

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