Take the Scenic Route and Discover Hei Daban

Hei Daban is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.364m (14,317ft) above the sea level, located in Sunan Yugur Autonomous County, in Zhangye Prefecture of Gansu Province, in China.

Hei Daban

Located to the north-east of Hala Lake, the road to the summit is totally unpaved and not numbered. Attempting it in anything but a High-Clearance, preferably 4-wheel drive vehicle is a recipe for disaster. The drive is very scenic with sweeping views of Qiyi Glacier. The views will linger on our minds long after we've left those places, creating beautiful memories.
The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 17% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.  Starting at S215 Road, the ascent is 13.0 km (8.07 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 931 meters. The average gradient is 7.16%.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Fat Cat