Lenak La

Adventure along the Lenak La road

Lenak La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.201m (17,063ft) above the sea level, located in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Located in the Himalayan range, the road to the summit, also known as Salsal la, is unpaved. It is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Nestled in the midst of towering cliffs and peaks this pass connects Hanle to Chumur. Very few tourists visit here since the route is tough and there are permit issues. 4wd vehicle required. Expect a trail pretty steep. There are high chances of getting affected by AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness). It’s located near the scenic twin lakes of Kyun Tso and Ryul Tso.
Pic: Dipak Bora


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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.