Shingo La

Shingo La is a steep high mountain road in India

Shingo La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.048m (16,561ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, in India.

The road to the summit, also known as Shinkun La, Shinku La or Shingu La, is totally unpaved. It’s called Shingo La Road. 4x4 vehicles only. Built in 2015, the new road connects the Lahaul Valley with Zanskar Valley. The road is very dangerous. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.

The pass is 56.8 km (35.29 miles) long, running south-north from Darcha to Kurgiakh. The area is prone to avalanches and due to the heavy snowfalls in the region, it remains closed for vehicular activities from October onward till June every year. A tunnel is being built to bypass the road.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: VAMSI KRISHNA CHALLA

 

 

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