Lenak La

Adventure along the Lenak La road

Lenak La is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 5.519m (18,106ft) above the sea level, located in south-eastern Ladakh, in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Tucked away in the Himalayan range, close to the Chumar area and the border with China, the road to the summit is unpaved. It is totally impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Nestled in the midst of towering cliffs and peaks, Lenak La is situated on the way from Nyoma (a principal village with headquarters) and Chumar (a village and a border patrol facility). Very few tourists visit here since the route is tough and there are permit issues. 4wd vehicle required. There are high chances of getting affected by AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness). The drive offers stunning views of the scenic twin lakes of Chilling Tso and Ryul Tso and the Handlung and Seru'Ur Ri peaks.
Pic: Dipak Bora

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.