Saser La

An extreme road to the summit of Saser Pass

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

Set in the Karakoram mountain range, the brutal road to the summit, also known as Saser Pass or Sasser Pass, is totally unpaved. It’s a jeepable mud track braving extremely adverse weather conditions. The pass is on the ancient summer caravan route from Leh in Ladakh to Yarkand in the Tarim Basin. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season.

The pass is 52.3 km (32.49 miles) long, running east-west from Saser to Sasoma. A new road to the summit called Sasoma–Sasser La Road is being constructed. Built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under Project Himank, it will be the World's first glaciated motorable road. The road will be paved and will start from Sasoma, near the base of Siachen Glacier, going eastwards to Saser La and then descending at Gapsam near Murgo in Depsang plains.



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