How To Have The Ultimate Road Trip From Tinizi to Bianlongduo

Driving from Tinizi to Bianlongduo, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, is a challenging high mountain experience.

Road From Tinizi to Bianlongduo

How long is the road from Tinizi to Bianlongduo?

Located in the Xaitongmoin County of Xigazê, the road is 20.4km (12.67 miles) long running south-north from Tinizi to Bianlongduo. It’s mostly un paved. Attempting it in anything but a High-Clearance, preferably 4-wheel drive vehicle is a recipe for disaster.

Is the road from Tinizi to Bianlongduo challenging?

With 29 sharp hairpin turns and steep sections, the drive is pretty defiant. Plan about 1 hour to complete the drive without any stop.

Can I drive the road from Tinizi to Bianlongduo now?

The road climbs up to Sera La pass at 5.305m (17,404ft) above the sea level, and Chesang La pass, at 5.362m (17591ft) asl. At this elevation oxygen levels drop and visitors need to take adequate precautions against AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July.

Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson