Shashi La, a winding road only for experienced drivers
Shashi La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.264m (1,3989ft) above the sea level, located in the Aryan valley of Ladakh, India.
The road to the summit is unpaved and pretty steep (maximum gradient 10%), with some narrow parts. It’s called Shashila Road. Only 4x4 vehicles. The pass is 35.1 km long, running east-west from Lalung to Hagnis. Plan more than 3 hours to complete the journey due the road conditions. The drive offers incredible views of the Pakistan border, the Nun Kun range in South west, Karakoram ranges in North and Kashmir ranges in the West.
Starting from Lalung, the ascent is 9.5km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 529 meters. The average gradient is 5.56%. And starting from Hagnis, the ascent is 25.6km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.079 meters. The average gradient is 4.21%.
Road suggested by: Jorge Manuel Gómez Sánchez
Pic: Leelee Alee