Shiquanhe Observatory

A brutal unpaved road to Shiquanhe Observatory

The Shiquanhe Observatory is an optical observatory at an elevation of 5.100m (16,700ft) above the sea level, located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

The road to the summit is gravel. It’s pretty wide but very steep. The road starts at China National Highway 219 (G219). 4x4 recommended. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.
Pic: Yao Yongqiang