Lo La

Driving to Lo La, one of the highest roads in the world

Lo La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.578m (18,300ft) above the sea level, located in Ngamring County, a county of Xigazê in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It’sone of the highest motorable roads of the world.

Located northwest of Sangsang, in the Gangdise mountain range, the road to the summit is totally unpaved and rocky. It’s called Y231 (231 Country Road). It’s one of the highest roads of the country. The pass is 47km (29.20 miles) long, running north-south from Cazê, a township in Ngamring County to the small village of Xialacun, on the S205 Provincial Road. Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor. 4x4 vehicle required.
Pics: Martin Adserballe. http://viewfinderpanoramas.org/Lo-la/2a.jpg


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