Demchok-Dêmqog Border

The road to Demchok-Dêmqog Border is not for the sissies

The Demchok-Dêmqog is a high mountain border at an elevation of 4.219m (13,841ft) above the sea level, located on the Line of Actual Control between Jammu and Kashmir (India) and Tibet Autonomous Region (China).

The road is mostly asphalted and runs along the Indus River. It’s usually impassable in winters. 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. The road is heavily used by military vehicles.
Pic: Oneindia News


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