A rough 4x4 road to Tianhedong Daban

Tianhedong Daban is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.590m (18,339ft) above the sea level, located in the southwestern part of Hotan Prefecture of Xinjiang Autonomous Region, in China. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Tianhedong Daban

The road to the summit is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicle required. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. The road tops out by Hongpinshan, at 5.621m (18,441ft) above the sea level. There are high chances of getting affected by AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness). The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 13% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. This pass links Tianhegou with Bingliangou. The road is totally closed to foreigners.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson