Lajiong La

Lajiong La, one of the highest roads on Earth

Lajiong La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.830m (19,127ft) above the sea level located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

The road to the pass is extreme. It could be the world's highest motorable pass. The road to the summit, also known as Sawo La or Sawok La, is unpaved. The road is impassable in winters. The surface is loose rock, the road is broken up in parts and the sheer drops in a few places make it a very treacherous journey. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. It's one of the highest motorable roads in the world. The pass is accessible for anyone who is in Tibet and you don't need any special passes or permits to make your way up.


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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.