Travel guide to the top of Upyang Pass
Upyang Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.927m (16,164ft) above the sea level, located in the Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County of Kashgar Prefecture in Western Xinjiang, China.
Set high on the western part of the country, near the Gilgit-Baltistan province of Pakistan, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. At this elevation oxygen levels drop and visitors need to take adequate precautions against AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). If your ideal road trip involves getting way off the beaten track then this is the drive for you.
The road to the summit, also known as Wufulang Daban, is very steep. Starting at the paved G314 road, near Red Qilafu, the ascent is 13.53 km (8.41 mi) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 787 meters. The average gradient is 5.81%.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson