Thaga La is an adventure track you will never forget
Thaga La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.411m (17,752ft) above the sea level, located in the Ngari Prefecture to the extreme west of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, near the Indian border.
Set high in the Himalaya mountain range, the road to the summit, also known as Taga La, is totally unpaved. It’s been recently built. 4x4 vehicle required. The road is closed to civilians and foreigners.
The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 14% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Sarang, the road is 38.1 km (23.67 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 2.183 meters. The average gradient is 5.72%. 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.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson