Kori La

Kori La

Kori La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.406m (7,893ft) above the sea level, located in the Mongar District in southeastern-central Bhutan.

The road to the summit is paved and pretty steep, with hundreds of turns. Prayer flags hang on top of the pass. Mostly very nice for driving and especially in the beginning and at the end lots of narrow hairpin bends. Located in the Black Mountains, the road is very narrow. It’s called Bumthang - Ura Highway. The road was built in the 1990’s.

The journey offers superb views. It’s definitely worth it. The road passes through deep forests of Rhododendron trees with prayer flags on the walls.The pass is often closed during winter for a day or two due to heavy snowfall. It is quite strange that from early April and May, we do not see snow at this height. Top of the pass is fully covered by mist most of the time.

 

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