The Wild Road to Tsermangchen La
Tsermangchen La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.882m (12,736ft) above the sea level, close to the famous Leh city, in the Leh district of Ladakh, India.
Located in the Himalayan mountain range, within the Sham Valley (Apricot Valley), the road to the summit is paved in pretty good condition. It is accessible by passenger car. The road is quite narrow and challenging, yet more risky during the rainy days.
The pass is 28.4 km long running from NH1 Road (Srinagar-Leh Highway) towards the scenic village of Hemis-Shukpachan (or Hemishok Pachan). Hemis Shukpachan is a photogenic village where people live a traditional Ladakhi way of life. It gets often obstructed by landslides and flooding. The road is never too steep, and hits about 8-9% through some of the corners. The views from the Tsermanchan-La Pass are spectacular and there are plenty of Apricot orchards and beautiful villages on the way.
Road suggested by: Jorge Manuel Gómez Sánchez