Driving the road to Chuka La is not a piece of cake

Chuka La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.318m (17,447ft) above the sea level, located in Zhongba County of Shigatse Prefecture in China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Chuka La

Set high in the Godong Gangri range, the road to the summit, also known as Quka La, is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The road is seasonally impassable: when the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery.

Located on the east side of the saltwater Palong Cuo lake, the pass is 17.1 km (10.62 miles) long running from Penzhang to Qiongba.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson