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Jing La

Jing La is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 5.829m (19,124ft) above the sea level, located in the south-west of Tibet Autonomous Region, in China. It’s one of the world's highest motorable roads.

The high elevation with its risk of altitude sickness, weather concerns, steep road grade and overall inaccessibility make the travel dangerous and difficult. Notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. Extremely low oxygen for engine combustion. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.This infamous gravel road to the summit, also known as Kyen La, is bumped. 4wd vehicle required. It’s an old mine road on the way from Gyirong to Changguoxiang villages.
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