Umba La

The road to Umba La, recommended for drivers with strong nerves

Umba La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.496m (14,750ft) above the sea level, located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The road to the summit, also known as Umbala Top, was recently asphalted. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves (more than 50) and dangerous dropoffs. The steep mountain road over the pass is a shortcut from Sankoo to Drass.Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. This road is open only for about 5 months in a year, from June to October.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: http://www.indiabackpackmotorbike.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/DSC08471.jpg

 

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