A Once in a Lifetime Drive Through the Chure Chu Valley Road

Chure Chu Valley Road is a very scenic yet demanding drive located in the Shannan prefecture in the southeastern Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

Chure Chu Valley Road

Is Chure Chu Valley Road unpaved?

Straddling Lhozhag and Comai counties, the high mountain road is totally unpaved. It’s part of the G219 Highway. Attempting it in anything but a High-Clearance, preferably 4-wheel drive vehicle is a recipe for disaster. The road runs along a scenic river valley known as Chure Chu-Xia Chu valley.

How long is the Chure Chu Valley Road?

The road is 71.6 km (44.49 miles) long. If you're afraid of heights, it's probably best to keep your eyes forward because some sections of the road could be difficult to navigate. Along the way you’ll have to deal with some dangerous drop offs. The road has some narrow parts, so proceed cautiously and hope no other vehicles come from the other direction. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse.

Is the Chure Chu Valley Road open?

The road climbs up 4 major mountain passes: Ba La (3.668m-12,034ft above the sea level); Gyal La (3.875m-12,713ft above the sea level); Dsa Khar La (3.908m-12,821ft above the sea level) and Shong La (4.412m-14,475ft above the sea level). The road is usually impassable in winters.

Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: p. pc高手