Lungar La

A new road to the summit of Lungar La

Lungar La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.795m (19,012ft) above the sea level, located in the disputed Demchok sector between China and India. It is one of the highest motorable roads on Earth.

Located in the Himalaya mountain range, the road to the summit has been recently built. It’s totally unpaved and very defiant. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. Remember this is a mountainous area, climbing up a high mountain, with a notorius absence of oxygen. Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor. The pass links Demchok and Umling La road
Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find. The area is administered as part of the Nyoma tehsil in the Leh district in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir by India, and claimed by China as part of the Tibet Autonomous Region. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.
Road suggested by: Vroom

 

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