Flight path of a virtual flight in the Kailash Region

Aksai Chin - satellite image and elevation map

The flight starts on the top of the map in the Kailash Range. After a loop over the two Lakes Paiku Tso and Manasarovar and around Gurla Mandata (7728m) it returns again to Kailash (6714m). It ends near the Maryum La, a pass in the East of the Region over which the Highway 219 (purple on the map) leads further to the west.

Movie 1b (23,4mb, 1:20min, 2400 Images)


Flight path of a virtual flight around Gurla Mandata, 7728m

Aksai Chin - satellite image and elevation map

The Gurla Mandata (7728m) is situated in the Himalaya in Tibet near the border to India and Nepal. Even he is 1000m higher than nearby Kailash (6714m), he is not that well known.

The flight around Gurla Mandata (along the red line) keeps a distance between 14 and 18km to the summit and follows the red line on the map clockwise. The two Lakes Rakas Tal and holly Manasarovar are well seen, while Kailash ist two far away (ca. 70km).

Movie 1c. (2mb, 8s, 2400 Images)

Satellite images of the Xinjiang-Tibet Highway
Notes: the Western Tibet Highway
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