Karo La: enjoy a road among the clouds
Karo La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.010m (16,500ft) above the sea level, located in the south-east of the Tibet Autonomous Region, in China.
The road to the summit, also known as Koro La, is called 307 Provincial Road, known as the Southern Friendship Highway. It’s asphalted. It’s not very steep, but just very long and continuous. The road was newly paved and it’s full of tourist buses.
The pass serves as the boundary between Lhoka prefecture and Shigatse prefecture. At the summit there are great views of the Karola Glacier. It’s only 300 m far from the road, so it is the glacier closest to a highway in Tibet.
Pic: Helge-Werner Benke