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Kungzhag La

Kungzhag La is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 5.780m (18,963ft) above the sea level, located on the Indian (Sikkim) and Chinese (Tibet) border. It’s one of the World's highest motorable roads.

The road to the summit, located on the Tibetan plateau, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. One mistake can have serious consequences. It’s called Gurudongmar road. Road conditions are always changing. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Avoid committing your vehicle to what is in front of you until you are sure of what you are getting into because things could get worse. 4x4 vehicle required. A traveler on this road must be experienced and completely devoted to safe, slow and obstacle-conscious driving to deter danger. Due to hazardous area (minefields) do not hike or ride outside of the dirt road. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. The steep drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Faram Khambatta

 

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