Travel guide to the top of Mobdi La
Mobdi La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.788m (18,989ft) above the sea level, located on the border between Xinjiang and Tibet autonomous regions of China. It’s one of the world's highest motorable roads.
The road to the summit is totally unpaved and narrow. 4x4 vehicles only. The road is very steep, hitting a 9% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The pass is 43km (26.7 miles) long. There is a real risk of AMS (altitude-mountain-sickness) and death due to Pulmonary Edema and Cerebral Edema. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson