Saser La

Saser La: an extreme road to the summit

Saser La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.411m (17,753ft) above the sea level, located in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

The pass, also known as Saser Pass, Saser La or Sasser Pass, lies within the Karakoram mountain range. The unpaved road to the pass is extreme. The pass is located on the ancient summer caravan route from Leh in Ladakh to Yarkand in the Tarim Basin. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. Facilities like electricity, medical aid, hot running water, western toilets etc. are rare to find.
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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.