Jiabuxi La

How To Have The Ultimate Road Trip To Jiabuxi La

Jiabuxi La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.705m (18,717ft) above the sea level, located in Zhongba County of Xigazê Prefecture in China's Tibet Autonomous Region. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Set high in western Tibet, the winding road to the summit is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicles only. Starting at the paved G219, the ascent is very steep, hitting an 8% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. It plummets as low as -55 C in the winters. 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. The weather deteriorates frequently with strong icy winds.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson


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