232 Country Road
232 Country Road is a high mountain road running entirely over 4.000 meters above the sea level located in Ngamring County, a remote section of the Tibet Autonomous Region in China.
The gravel road is bumped. It’s 44.7 km long starting from 205 Provincial Road. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Make sure you get your vehicle and yourself well-prepared before driving this road. 4wd vehicle required. Located in the middle part of northern Tibet plateau, the 232 Country Road (Y232) climbs up to 5.274m (17,303ft) above the sea level. Notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. Extremely low oxygen for engine combustion. The journey offers stunning views of some lakes: Cuowomo (it’s said to be the bluest lake in the world) and Cheluo Co. After rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging.