Kunlun Mountain Pass

Muztagh Ata from the KKH

Muztagh Ata from the KKH by dreamX. Sourced via Flickr under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

The Kunlun mountain range cuts across the whole of Qinghai. It is from here that the great rivers of East Asia are sourced. The Kunlun Mountain Pass is the only route between Qinghai and Tibet. At its highest point, it is 4,767 metres above sea level. A large stone marks the highest point with the words "Kunlun Pass" and "Kunlun Sacred stone" written in Chinese.

Map showing location of Kunlun Mountain Pass

Above: Location of Kunlun Mountain Pass in Yushu, Qinghai, China