Driving the breathtaking road to Lazhi La

Lazhi La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.501m (14767ft) above the sea level, located in Chamdo Prefecture, on the boundary between Karuo District and Jomda County, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

Lazhi La

The winding road to the summit is totally paved. It’s the infamous China National Highway 317. Access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions. The pass is 178 km (111 miles) long, running from Chamdo to the challenging S501 road.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Carl Parker