Eboling Pass: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide
Eboling Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.700m (12,139ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between Qinghai and Gansu provinces, in the Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of China.
Set high in the Qilian Mountains, the road to the summit, also known as Biandukou Pass amd Oboling Pass, is totally paved. It’s called G227 (Ningzhang Highway). It’s a challenging curvy road, with hairpin turns. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). The open and close dates all depend on snowmelt and snowfall each year.
The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 22% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The pass is 45km (27.96 miles) long, running from Ebuzhen to Nanfengxiang.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: John Lee李駿