Driving the grueling road to Dagchu La

Dagchu La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.894m (16,056ft) above the sea level, located in Rutog County, Ngari Prefecture of Tibet, in China.

Dagchu La

Located on the western part of the country, the journey to the summit via Dagchu La Road, is exceptionally demanding, covering a distance of 23.3 km (14.47 miles) starting from Churkang.

The road poses formidable challenges, characterized by its unpaved surface, featuring 12 hairpin turns, steep segments, and narrow stretches. Navigating this route becomes particularly treacherous, with the road typically rendered impassable from late October through late June or early July. Basic amenities such as electricity, medical aid, hot running water, and Western-style toilets are scarce along this arduous route.

Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson