Namru - Tielong

Km Marker Height Place Description Road condition
0 131,5 4390 Namru Turn off the paved '219' south, at km 131,5 Bumpy, some big stones
4,5 4525 litte village, tents sell few things. River crossing. Last water until 3km after the pass Shortly after the village starts good, even climb
25 5325 Pass GPS: N 31° 52.129' E 80° 04.367'
30 5250 High point. From here the descent really starts
39 4855 Valley floor, river A litte bit more bumpy in the valley
47 5000 Switchbanks start Good road
56 5395 Ayi La GPS: N 31° 49.546' E 79° 56.159' Slightly worse in the downhill
66 4970 River crossing
76 4750 Turn off. Go left down to the river
78 4665 Some tents at the river. Beverages & noodle-soup
80 4740 Sandy plain. First view of the Himalaya! Sandy. Better parallel trails
88 4615 Lawoche Crossroads. Go right, following the valley downwards Lots of sand & washboard. Later fine dust
130 3750 Sutley Valley.Road turns to the east Bumpy
135 3720 Big blue sign. Turn off to the right to cross the river if the new bridge has been repared. Otherwise go on another 5km upstream to cross at the old bridge.
140 3700 Tielong (Zhada) Hotels, restaurants, shops, internet

Tielong - Tsaparang - Tielong

Km Height Place Description Road condition
0 3700 Tielong Turn right (W) on the upper end (S) of the concrete main road, following the river downstreams Bad road, lots of rough washboard
11 3630 Turn off, keep right
13 3630 Turn off, keep right
17 3610 Litte village
18 3610 Turn left, bumpy river bed
20 3640 Tsaparang Ruins. Entry 105Y
40 3700 Tielong Same way back. From the ruins zou can also take the eastern valley (rideable footpath) and get directly to thje village.

Tielong - Songsha

Km Marker Height Place Description Road condition
0 3700 Tielong Take road out of the town to the east (to the old bridge) Bumpy
5 - 3720 bridge (old)
7.5 - 3720 turn off to the north ( opposite Tielong, about 1km east of big blue sign at new bridge
13 - 3810 Start steep climb alternating good, bumpy and sandy
25 - 4453 many stone markers
34 - 4640 Crossing, go right
35 86 4590 Bridge over stream, km markers start bad road
45 75 4490 Bridge over stream
60 61 4800 Bridge over stream, single house
63 57 4925 Pass GPS: N 30° 05.902' E 85° 31.217' getting better
69 51 4700 bridge over stream
82 38 5155 Pass GPS: N 30° 03.717' E 85° 38.556'
102 19 4870 bridge over river
108 13 5170 Pass GPS: N 30° 00.382' E 85° 40.810' downhill good at the top, getting stony
121 0/1237 4575 Songsha army camp on the west-tibet-hwy (219), shop

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