Jang La

An Explorer's Guide to Jang La

Jang La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.262m (17,263ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Gyirong and Saga counties, in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. 

The unpaved road to the summit is bumped and hairpinned. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find. 4wd vehicle required. The pass is 99.6 km long, running north-south from Changguoxiang (Saga County, Shigatse) to Kangbeicun (Gyirong County, Shigatse).
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson



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