The inhumane climb to Zhilung La with 20% ramps

Zhilung La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.970m (16,305ft) above the sea level, located in Ngari Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

Zhilung La

The curvy road to the summit, also known as Drilung La, is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is recommended. If you do choose this route please check up to date information. Starting from Gejizhen, the road is 17.1 km (10.62 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 600 meters. The average gradient is 3.50%, hitting a 20% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 1 and 1.5 hours.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson