Lanak La

Lanak La: this road is not for timid drivers

Lanak La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.495m (18,028ft) above the sea level, located on the disputed region of Aksai Chin, on the border of India and China.

Located on the Tibetan plateau, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicles only. The pass is relatively flat with many hairpin turns. Remember this is a mountainous area, climbing up a high mountain, with a notorius absence of oxygen. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find. The pass links India (Ladakh) and China (Rutog county of Tibet). 
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson


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