New Tibet Highway
From north
Zero-kilometer stone monument in Yecheng County, Kashgar, Xinjiang
Convergence with National Highway 315 here
South to
Xiawu Township, Lahu County, Shigatse City, Tibet
2140 km near the stone monument

Converging here with the Zhongni Highway section of National Highway 318
Yela Highway

Xinzang Highway (G219) Odometer:

New Tibet route:
Xinjiang Yecheng—69km—Pusa—88km—Caodi Datun—83km—Maza Datun—339km—Sweet Water Sea—110km—Boundary Mountain Daxie—177km—Dorma—143km—Japan Earth—87km—Shiquan River—331km— Bayu – 334km – Zhongba – 145km – Satun – 293km – Lahu (G219 National Road, G318 National Road) – 157km – Shigatse – 337km – Lhasa

Special Note:
The G219 national highway has a speed limit of 70/km (the general speed limit is 30/km), please be careful not to overspeed.

Precautions:

The new Tibet Highway is closed in winter and spring, and it is impossible to pass. The best driving season is from early May to mid-October. The climate along the way is bad and the accommodation and food conditions are poor. Warm clothing and medicines should be prepared (stop diarrhea, anti-inflammatory, cure cold, etc.). Anyone in the dead can have altitude sickness and need medication and oxygen.

Accommodation and food conditions are very poor, it is best to bring dry food and sleeping bags. It is recommended to carry a multivitamin agent with you.

For hiking in Tibet, there are many horse trails, pilgrimage trails and ferries for tourists to choose from. These routes can be inquired to the locals or follow the pilgrims.

 

Yecheng county, 0 km monument

The famous landscape avenue G318 starts from people’s square in Shanghai, while G219 (xinzang line) is zero kilometers away in yecheng, xinjiang. Zero kilometers away in yecheng county, a towering metal sign stands on the roadside, “from here to the roof of the world.”

Keep going, and you’ll see a huge blue road sign standing on the national highway, reading “ali of Tibet,” with a straight arrow.

It means the distance from ye cheng to ali is 1100 kilometers. The new Tibet line is called the “heaven road of death” because of the 1,100 kilometers from yecheng in xinjiang to shiquan river, the administrative center of ali.

Kokia K67

Kekeya township, yecheng county, 67 kilometers from yecheng, there are checkpoints. The village of poussa is 72 kilometers above sea level and has pastures at an altitude of 2200 meters. The desert and gobi desert are the usual places along the way.

You can also meet cute big animals along the way.


Kudadar (K111 3250 above sea level)

Also known as Akadada, it is the mountain pass that began in the Kuqdi area. I started to really go to the plateau. After one hundred kilometers, it began to go up to the area, which is very long.

It is the first ice-skating dynasty of the Xinzang line. It is named because of the danger of the terrain. The Uyghur language means “the snow-capped mountains that even the monkeys can’t climb.” The slope is 27 kilometers long. The people here are not very obvious, but the pressure difference is large.

This is the first Daxie encountered from Yecheng.
Daban in Uighur and Mongolian, high mountain pass and winding mountain road

Township K160 library

Kudi township (K160) is the center of the kudi region.

Selyak daban

Some people here have severe altitude sickness.

Xinzang highway K217 is mazhadaban (it is dozens of miles away from the south of a place called maza, maza area up and down dozens of miles), also known as sailike daban, is the second high mountain pass

Is the new Tibet line’s longest daban. At 4,969 meters (5,100 meters) above sea level, kudidaban is more dangerous. “Ma zada banjian, steep rise five thousand three.”

Jorgiri

Here is the new Tibet Highway and the border crossing of the Qiaogeli Peak. Mazha is the only way to the second highest peak in the world, the Jogori Peak (8611 meters above sea level).

Here you can take a good look at the second highest peak in the world. It is only about 200 meters away from Everest.

You can see the second highest peak in the world, the Qiaogri Peak, which is the main peak of the Karakoram Mountains and the second highest peak in the world. It is also known as the K2 Peak. It is the most difficult mountain to climb. It is praised by the climbers as the killing peak. “. Qiaogeli Peak is the “first peak of Xinjiang” in Yecheng County, Xinjiang.

Mazha Station K254

It is about 40 km south of the Mazha station K254, a continuous ramp. Mazada is 4,982 meters above sea level, and suddenly dropped to 3,980 meters above sea level at Mazha Bing station.

The majestic Kunlun Mountains, which stand between the Qiangtang Plateau in northern Tibet and the Taklimakan Desert in southern Xinjiang, are the dragon ridges of China. There are dozens of peaks over 6,000 meters in the Kunlun Mountains, and there are many peaks around 7,000 meters. The Kunlun Mountain section of the Xinzang Highway is the most difficult.

Black card K309

It started to cross hekadaban (4930 meters above sea level) at a distance of 331 kilometers from yecheng. The soil structure of this section of road is soft, and when encountering rain or ice and snow, it is easy to cause landslides and mud-rock flows, which is very dangerous.

Non-stop turning, for the driver is an absolute test.

Black Kadaoban K290

The black card is also called the Black Mountain Daban. The mountain is black, with an altitude of nearly 5,000 meters. The road is curved and the road conditions are poor. A small glacier can be seen on the opposite hill. There is an iron ore office space 301 kilometers away.

In the winding mountain road of Black Kada, this continuous turning back is not particularly steep. There are 7 classes in the K324 class. I don’t know if it will still be there after the merger. Otherwise, you can stay. Further ahead is the Cerato, at an altitude of 3,620 meters.

Sierra tuccio site K340

Saitula township (later changed to saitula town) in pishan county, hotan area has a large jurisdiction. On the road, you can see the ruins of saitula sentry post since zuo zongtang’s time in the qing dynasty. One of the most dangerous locations was the qing and republic period, which prevented the British from invading India.

Historical data: after zuo zongtang recovered southern xinjiang in 1877, the qing government set up quras in setura, kriyanka and mazadara. In 1928, the national government set up a political bureau in setura and established a border control team, whose number increased to 100, and patrolled as far as kangsiwa. They built forts at the karahurum pass. From 1933 to 1937, the number of garrison troops increased to 200. From October 1937 to 1942, when sheng shicai ruled xinjiang, the frontier army was a regiment with three cavalry companies under its command. The above CARDS continued until liberation.

In March 1950, an advance company of the people’s liberation army came to setura. Did you change your uniform? You can see the isolation and the isolation of information here.

They were stationed in the territory, lacking food and drink for years, and for months they could not see a new face.

After the sentura post, you reach the kashgar river (moyu river), which is the river in the gobi desert, flows into the hetian river, and finally intersects with the tarim river in the hinterland of the taklamakan desert, and finally forms the seasonal river.

Thirty Mile Barracks K363

Mazda reached the 30-mile barracks. It is 3,660 meters above sea level and is a relatively large food and lodging spot on the New Tibet Line.

The 30-mile barracks belong to Pishan County, Hetian District, Xinjiang. It is located in the hinterland of the Karakorum Plateau. It is an iconic place name on the 219 National Highway. It is more than 330 kilometers away from Yecheng County and is already a relatively prosperous small on the Xinzang Highway. The small town has been renamed the town of Situra, and the water is taken from the Kashgar River and powered by diesel.

There are border guards and medical stations stationed here all year round. The nurses at the medical station have won the Nightingale Award.

Compared with several towns and villages on the road, the 30-mile barracks is still prosperous and has a larger supermarket. The site of the Satura post is about 30 kilometers from the 30-mile barracks. It should be about 30 miles according to the previous Hummer road.

The barracks here are really apt, there are more barracks here, more than any one along the way, and the scale is also large. The 30-mile camp went to Kangxiwa for 75 kilometers. There are barracks in this place, so you can only take ordinary pictures and you can’t be willful, otherwise you may be confiscated.

From the 30-mile barracks along the west of the Karakash River for an hour and a half, you can reach the Shenxianwan post of the highest-altitude border post of the entire army (located at the Karakorum Pass at 5,380 meters above sea level).

The scenery along the way, as if entering the film studio

Kangshiwa daban K425

Kangxiwa daban (K425), kangxiwa daoban (K437).

From xieyi of the 30-mile barracks to dahongliutan, most of the roads are along kashgar river. Of course, the high mountain pass (daban) is different.

Tibet pass, kangxiwa, Tibet

Kangshiwa means “place of mine” in uygur. It lies due north of the intersection of the kunlun and karakoram mountains.

Kangxiwa is a vast gobi desert, sandwiched between the mountains of the karakoram mountains, is a traffic artery.

The border between China and India is only about 100 kilometers away from here. K438,H4010). This is entering the aksai chin area.

Conciwa Martyrs Cemetery

Conceiba Martyrs Cemetery – Lower 219 National Road, right turn less than 2 kilometers uphill, was built for the soldiers who died in the 1962 Sino-Indian War

Here we are mourning the martyrs who sacrificed for the peace of the motherland, including the 78 soldiers who died in the Sino-Indian war and the 27 soldiers who died and died in the construction of the national defense in the snowy plateau.


It is located under the Kunlun Mountains and faces the Karakorum Mountains.

In 1962, the Sino-Indian border self-defense counterattack, protecting the Aksai Chin area, a battle started. Some of the officers and men killed in the same year were buried in the Shiquan River, some were buried in Yecheng, and some were buried in Conciwa.

When you come here, you must come in and pay homage to these heroes who have died for the country. The drivers have long been accustomed to whistling and paying tribute to the sorrow.

 

Dahongliutan (K487 is about 4200 meters above sea level)

The last checkpoint in Xinjiang
Dahongliutan

The boss is a Hubeiese restaurant, supermarket, hotel (three in one) in Hongliutan.

On both sides of the mountain, it is weathered rock, the river valley is full of gravel, and the middle line is running water (a small tributary of the Kashgar River).

The former Hongliutan was full of red willows. However, in the 1950s and 1960s, where coal was lacking, the first to survive, all firewood that had been burned, became the “red willow on the red willow beach” today.

At present, in the valley, there will occasionally be a sapling of red willow, growing alone and tenaciously, giving confidence and conveying hope. There are more red willows in the distance from the highway. That kind of vegetation can be restored in the future.

There are four seasons in Hongliutan: July 16 is midsummer, and the sun hangs in the evening, but it is very cold, covered with cotton coat, sometimes snow and hail. A little “early wearing a cotton jacket, wearing a yarn, eating watermelon around the stove” feeling. 200 kilometers east of Dahongliutan Station is 7284 meters of Muztag Mountain.

509 Daban: 5500 meters above sea level

There are two rivers, one is the famous Yulong Kashi River, which flows to Hetian; the other is the Moyu River, one of the sources of the Yarkant River.


Chitta Dad (K535, H5186)

Xinzang Highway The Qitaida section is the West Kunlun Mountain Pass in Qitai County. The Qitai Daban is not the same as the Black Card. There are not so many scissors, long gentle slopes, shaking and bound, and patience.

After the odd-tower, you can run to 180 mph, and there is no speed limit, but once you enter Tibet, you will have a speed limit.

The view is only visible at an altitude of 5,000 meters. There is only one line between heaven and earth.

Spring ditch (dead man) K540

Not far from Chitida is the spring ditch. The record of Kangxiwa to the spring ditch is 108KM, about 540 kilometers. Only five tents provide simple meals for past pedestrians.

There is a teahouse house. There is a military station opposite. The oxygen content is only a quarter of the coastal plain, and many people sleep here because of the strong altitude sickness.

From time to time, the passing person accidentally died, and the locomotive crashed. Some people walked and swayed, their consciousness was blurred, and their head and stomach hurt.

Look at the terrain, here is a tens of kilometers long ravine, on both sides is a steep mountain. The climate here is changeable, the conditions are extremely bad, and the danger is great. The antelope and wild donkey run far away, and the hare and the marmot are standing on the side of the road and curiously looking around.

There is a checkpoint here (after 12 o’clock in the middle of the night), everyone must have been there before, otherwise they can only stay here overnight.

Sweet Water Haibing Station (K580, H4800)

The old road class is 575 kilometers. The 575 class was merged into the Hongliutan road section, and behind the abandoned road building was the so-called sweet water sea. There is no sweet water, it is bitter sea, and drinking water should be pulled to dozens of kilometers. In 1994, there were wolves, wild donkeys and wild yak in the sweet waters.

Some people said in 2012: In the early 1990s, there were five or six migrant workers from the mainland who went to the restaurant to open a restaurant to do business. No one can persist for more than two days. Now there is still no business around the station.

From the sweet water sea to the border mountain Daban is a long no-man’s land, passing the Aksai Chin Basin. Shortly after the border of Xinjiang’s Hotan County, it was reached in Jieshan.

Jieshan Daban K705

At this point, it is necessary to pass through hundreds of miles of no man’s land, basically belonging to the Aksai Chin area. Jieshan Daxie is the boundary mountain between Xinjiang and Tibet, 705 kilometers, 5347 meters above sea level.

One said: Jieshan Daxie (K717 elevation 5248), it should be this Daxie including different locations. The dead man’s ditch to Jieshan Osaka 141KM, which is 685 kilometers, may be the beginning of this Daban.

The 705 of the road repair department is responsible for the end of Tibet. Then, the length of the Daban is 21 kilometers and there are different signs.

Aksin Basin

From Kangxiwa, Dahongliutan to Jieshan Daxie, Qitaida, Quanshuigou, Tianshui, and Shanshan Daxu are all located in the Aksai Chin area, some are basins, some are mountainous.

Hundreds of miles of unmanned areas that have come all the way are in the Aksai Chin area. Aksai Chin Basin (Turkey, meaning “China’s White Rock Beach”, Turkic said China is Chin, English is China, generally consistent), belongs to Xinjiang Hotan area, Tibet Ali area.

The Axeqin area is located between the Kunlun Mountains and the Karakorum Mountains. It covers an area of ​​more than 30,000 square kilometers and is a semi-enclosed mountain basin with an altitude of almost 4,000 meters.

The Aksai Chin area has been China’s territory since ancient times. Originally, there was no disagreement. In the 1960s, the Prime Minister of India proposed a territorial claim to the region based on the private wishes of a 19th-century Englishman. Find yourself a “victim” chip, for which a war broke out.

A small part of the Aksai Chin area is now controlled by India, mostly under Chinese jurisdiction. Lake Axechin is very famous.

 

Tibet section
Songxi Village K732

After K705 kilometers, entering the Tibet area, there are landmark buildings on the road. Then go to Songxi Datun, 5248 meters above sea level.

There are Nima heaps, colored prayer flags flying in the wind, so it is correct to move the old mountain to the direction of Xinjiang, because the surrounding area is a Tibetan in addition to the soldiers. Not far from the residential area of Songxi Village, at 730 kilometers, 5218 meters above sea level.

Songxi Village is administratively affiliated to Dongpu Township of Rito County. The village is not large. It is a typical Tibetan-style building with simple folk customs. It can be seen from the busy attitude of the adults and the children’s innocent smiles.

The stone tablet reads the first village of the collector. The buildings are all Tibetan-style structures, and the signs of the XX teahouse are hung on the door to provide accommodation. Playing mahjong, drinking butter tea, eating snacks, and chatting in the teahouse is like a bar in the mainland. The night dining room is the only Tibetan tea house in Songxi.

Red clay Daban – the highest pass on the new Tibet

After more than ten kilometers of climbing, Songxi Village reaches the red soil Daban, which is several kilometers long. The road maintenance department writes: Red soil Daxie (K743 elevation 5230).

The monument reads 5,280 meters above sea level, which is not accurate, because Songxi Village has an elevation of 5,218 meters and reaches the red clay, which has been climbing. There are many stone monuments such as 739 kilometers.

Then a few kilometers downhill. Soon after going down the mountain, after seeing a black-necked crane through a wetland, and several other birds that could not be named, they should all belong to national-level protected animals. After passing here until the Shiquan River, the altitude gradually dropped to about 4,300 meters.

Doma Village K829

From Songxi Village to Doma Township (K829 4600), 101 km. After the night walker bypassed a mountain, there was a lot of light in front of him, and the village of Doma in Dorma Township finally arrived.

It is a semi-agricultural and half-country. Doma is a village in Tibet, which is similar to the dead man’s ditch; in the lowlands, it goes further and the altitude rises again. Dorma is a quiet village, behind a row of road inns, with a long meadow of wetlands and herdsmen’s residence.

Drinking a lot of butter tea in the Tibetan family to eliminate the problem of altitude sickness, butter tea is very helpful. When you have a headache, it is good to eat glucose. Tibetan compatriots say that to deal with altitude sickness, drink more boiled water.

Bangong Lake K895

The famous Bangongcuo Lake at K895: The lake is very clear, and there are also many waterfowls passing by the lake from time to time.

Most of the lakes are in China, and a small part is Indian-controlled Kashmir. Interestingly, Ban Gongcuo is a freshwater lake in China and a saltwater lake in India. Ban Gong wrong lake is famous.


The scenery of Bangong Lake is fascinating and the scenery is wonderful. It has always been a place of quest for tourists.

The famous plateau bird island is located in the lake. From May to September each year, Bangong Lake Bird Island becomes the best bird-watching destination in Tibet, attracting a large number of tourists, especially foreign tourists.