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

Lugu La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.065m (16,617ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Qonggyai and Zhanang counties of Shannan in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

Lugu La

Located to the east of Yamzho Yumco lake, the road to the summit is totally unpaved, with hundreds of turns. If you’re prone to car sickness, avoid it. The isolated wilderness road is extremely remote and facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find.

Running through one of the country's most remote areas, the road is 35km (21.74 miles) long starting in Luomading. When the snow falls - which it does in the winter – things get tough and slippery. At this elevation oxygen levels drop and visitors need to take adequate precautions against AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson