Shigatse - Suge La - Lhasa

Km Km marker Height Place Description Road condition
0 3902 3840 Shigatse Leave town towards east on road 318 Paved
27 3875 3820 Big, modern bridge over Brahmaputra, don't take it
50 3853 3810 Shigatse Airport
82 3790/168 3835 Trakdruka Leave road 318 over bridge to the north. Shops, restaurants OK road, sometimes sandy
90 163 3860 Bridge, road crosses to east side of river
94 158 3935 Little village, shops
113 140 4160 Little village, shop
116 137 4505 Bridge, road crosses to other side of the river
141 105 4600 Start final climb
149 105 4935 Donggu La GPS:
161 93 4500 Little village
163 91 4435 Lowest point Road gets more bumpy
168 86 4475 Margzan Shops, restaurants
199 55 CHECK 5430 Sogu La GPS:
206 49 5075 End of switchbanks Road better again
222 34 4575 Valley gets wide Good road
230 27 4415 Bridge
238 19 4335 Yangpachen Gompa Monastery on the hill to the left
249 8 4320 Hot srprings Paved
255 2 4300 Little village, shops, restaurants
257 3803 4285 Meet road 109, turn right to Lhasa
258 3805 4265 Yangpachen Accomodation, shops, restaurants
281 3827 3990 Big village, shops, restaurants
308 3853 3875 Turn off to Tsurphu
334 3879 3650 Big road crossing, straight ahead to Lhasa Enjoy 'Lhasa Boulevard'...
346 3650 Lhasa, Barkhor

Side trip Tsurphu Gompa

Km Height Place Description
0 3815 Turn off from road 109 at km marker 3853, over iron bridge
1 3830 Gurum Little village, turn left at first house, shop
2.3 3845 Turn left at junction
3 3845 Don't take bridge across river. Stay on right bank of river (in cycling direction)
7 3950 Little village. Turn right before first house
11 4025 Bridge. Road changes to other bank of the river
12 4050 Nampa Big sign 'Nehneg Monastery' points to the right. Go straight ahead. Road gets very rough from now on!
18 4240 Bridge
24 4485 Tsurphu Monastery, guesthouse, restaurant
48 Same way back...

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