A memorable road trip from Lakangzhen to Gong La via Bod La

Running through Lhozhag County of Shannnan, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, driving the road from Lakangzhen to Gong La is not a Sunday drive.

Lakangzhen to Gong La Road

Set high in the south-east of the Tibet, near the border of Bhutan, the unpaved road from Lakangzhen to Gong La is extremely challenging. Starting at the paved G219, near Lakangzhen, it is 58.8 km (36.5 miles) long and has 102 hairpin turns.

The mining road climbs up to Bod La, a high mountain pass at 4.991m (16,374ft) above the sea level, and ends at Gong La, at 4.800m (15,748ft). This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July. Near its end, the road offers stunning views of Tsho Kar lake in Bhutan.

Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson