The Ultimate Road Trip To Huoshaoyun

Huoshaoyun is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 5.765m (18,914ft) above the sea level, located in the Xinjiang autonomous region of China, in the northwest of the country. It’s one of the world's highest motorable roads.


Set high in Huoshaoyun Mountain Range, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicles only. Built in 2017, the road to the summit is 104.7km (65 miles) long, starting at the paved G219. The road is very steep, hitting a 12% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The mountain hosts a zinc and lead deposit. It’s said to be Asia's largest metals deposit. Expect extreme mountain weather and high altitude risks. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson