Lalung La: a high mountain road to the summit
Lalung La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.050m (16,570ft) above the sea level, located in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.
The road to the summit, also known as Yakrushong La o Tong La, is called China National Highway 318, also known as China-Nepal Highway and the Friendship Highway. The road is paved and usually impassable from October to June. The summit offers a breathtaking scenery. The road is long and arduous and crosses several mountain passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. Do not take this drive if you have respiratory problems or any type of heart condition. Extremely low oxygen for engine combustion.
The pass road is 56.9 km long, running north-south from Mainpu to Yalaixiang. The high elevation with its risk of altitude sickness, weather concerns, steep road grade, and overall inaccessibility make the pass dangerous and summit trips difficult. The zone is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions.