Kagye La is recommended for drivers with strong nerves
Kagye La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.814m (15,793ft) above the sea level, located in Karuo District of Qamdo, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
The road to the summit is totally unpaved but navigable by all passenger vehicles. However, a 4x4 vehicle is recommended. The pass is 96.9 km (60.21 miles) long running west-east from G214 road in Dawacun to G317 road, north of Tuobaxiang.
The climb is not steep, hitting a 5% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. 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: Juntao JIANG