Yar La

A hairpinned road to Yar La

Yar La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.997m (16,394ft) above the sea level, located in the Ladakh region of the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The road to the summit is unpaved, with a bunch of hairpin turns. 4x4 vehicle required. The drive offers stunning views of the Rupsu plains. Along the journey it’s possible to appreciate the vastness of the fairly bleak Dat valley, a wide valley surrounded by rolling hills.
Located in the Indian Himalayan Region, within the Hemis National Park, the road to the summit is 32km long starting from the infamous Leh-Manali Highway. The climb is long but gentle till top. The pass is largely limited to summer season and there are no petrol pumps in the area.
Road suggested by: Jorge Manuel Gómez Sánchez
Pic: Petr Meissner aka myneur

 

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