An awe-inspiring road to Tayeparva La through extremely remote areas

Tayeparva La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.497m (18,034ft) above the sea level, located in Zhongba County of Shigatse Prefecture in China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Tayeparva La

Located in the western part of Central Tibet, between Renqing Xiubucuo and Ang Larencuo lakes, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The drive is extremely remote and there are no facilities or fuel near the summit. At this elevation oxygen levels drop and visitors need to take adequate precautions against AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

The pass is seasonally closed in winters. It’s 12km (7.45 miles) long running south-north from Songmenduo to Shabulong. If your ideal road trip involves getting way off the beaten track then this is the drive for you.

Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson