Take the Iconic G318 and Discover Tra La Pass

Tra La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.046m (13,274ft) above the sea level, located in the Samzhubzê District of the prefecture-level city of Shigatse, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of the China.

Tra La Pass

The road to the summit is totally paved in very good conditions. It is called China National Highway 318, also known as China-Nepal Highway and the Friendship Highway. The road is long and arduous and crosses several mountain passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared.

The pass is 60km (37 miles) long running east-west from Gyamcoxung to Gêding. It’s mostly flat, without steep sections. The road is typically open all year round but short term closures are common in winter due to dangerous weather conditions.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: 程亮