Journey to Phenpogo La: Tibet's Breathtaking High-Altitude Road
Phenpogo La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.086m (16,686ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Chengguan and Lhünzhub districts, in Lhasa City Prefecture, in Tibet, China.
The Route Beyond Lhasa: Traversing Penpogo La
Directly north of Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, the pathway leading to this summit, also known as Penpogo La or Penbogo La is predominantly unpaved. This route offers a challenging drive characterized by its steep gradients, constricted stretches, and a labyrinth of curves and tight bends.
Journey Details: From Lhasa's Heart to Lhünzhub
This challenging road spans an impressive 54.8 km (34.05 miles), meandering from the bustling hub of Lhasa straight towards Lhünzhub. As an added cultural gem, those navigating this route can find solace in the proximity of the renowned Sera Gompa monastery, a beacon of the region's spiritual heritage.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson