A new road to Lipulekh Pass

Lipulekh Pass is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.099m (16,729ft) above the sea level, located on the China-India border.

Lipulekh pass

The road to the summit is under construction. More than 50-kilometer stretches of the Lipulekh pass has been constructed and the remaining stretches are to be completed by 2020. Located in the Himalayas, the road to the summit is asphalted. It’s impassable from September to June. The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. Near the pass, oxygen is in short supply.
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