Yak La
Yak La

Yak La

Yak La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.357m (14,294ft) above the sea level, located in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in the northwest of Yunnan province, China.

The road to the summit is asphalted. It’s called 214 National Road (G214), the Tibet-Yunnan highway. The pass links Dechen and the Yangtze. The road is long and arduous and crosses several mountain passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. The road is terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Incredible views of Karwa Karpo (6740m) while climbing out of the gorge of the Mekong. The zone is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions.
Pic: Ajo Hou

 

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