X701, a winding road only for experienced drivers
701 County Road (X701) is a high mountain road located in the Ngari Prefecture of China's Tibet Autonomous Region. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
The road is 425km (264 mile) long running east-west from China National Highway 219 towards Diyaxiang, a small town. The road tops out at Lawoche La, a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.387m (17,673ft) above the sea level. The road is unpaved. The wind in Tibet is usually quite strong at mountain areas. Even in summer, the temperature might drop from 20°C at daytime to -10°C at night. In July and August, it may rain continually for several days and you even can confront with snowy days. 4x4 recommended. Along the road you'll be driving firmly above the 5.000m above the sea level.