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 gravel 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. The road is impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. Near the pass, oxygen is in short supply.