Lamzo La, a winding road only for experienced drivers
Lamzo La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.911m (16,112ft) above the sea level, located in northern India’s Leh District.
Set high in the Chang-Chemno mountain range, the road to the summit, also known as Porandu Pass and Cholung La, is paved. It’s called Lukumg-Phobrang-Chartse Road. It’s 77.5 kilometre (48.15 miles) long.
Its many twists, turns and narrows can pose a challenge to even the most experienced drivers. This route is not recommended if your passengers are prone to car sickness. The road is steep in parts, hitting a 6% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The high elevation with its risk of altitude sickness, weather concerns, steep road grade and overall inaccessibility make the travel dangerous and difficult.
Pic: M Yasi