Taking on the Twists and Turns of Shakaleb La

Shakaleb La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.143m (16,873ft) above the sea level, located in the Comai County of Shannan, in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

Shakaleb La

Set high in the southeastern part of Tibet, the road to the summit is mostly paved and navigable by all passenger vehicles. At this elevation oxygen levels drop and visitors need to take adequate precautions against Acute Mountain Sickness.

The drive is pretty scenic. Make sure you leave enough time to make plenty of stops along the way. The pass is 46.6 km (28.95 miles) long, running south-north from Comai town (Tamzhol) to Zhegucun, on the Zhegu (Crescent Moon) lake. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery: if you do choose this route please check up to date information.

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