Satatho La is by no means an easy road

Satatho La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.082m (16,673ft) above the sea level, located in Ladakh, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.

Satatho La

Can you drive to Satatho La?

The road to the summit is pretty defiant. Locals claim the road as ‘hell’. Set high in the northern part of the country, near the Line of Actual Control with China, the road is usually impassable in winters. The weather can be extreme and the cold wind hits like a knife. Located to the north of Kaksang La, expect tiny landslides, with rocks lying here and there. This completely isolated road is rarely used and hacked into the mountain ranges.

How long is the road to Satatho La?

Situated in the Changthang región, the road is 67.2 km (41.75 miles) long, running north-south from Chushul to Mahe.  climb is very steep and you really need a 4×4 vehicle for it. The drive is very scenic, with picturesque views of beautiful lakes, mountains and valleys.