Driving the wild road to Kongta La

Kongta La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5,027m (16,492ft) above sea level, located in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state.

Kongta La

Where is Kongta La?

The pass is located in the Pangong mountain range of the Himalayas, to the west of the scenic Pangong Tso lake, in the northern part of the country. It’s also known as Kangju Kangri: the word 'Kangju' means a 'revered place', and 'Ri' means 'mountain'.

Is the road to Kongta La unpaved?

The road to the summit is entirely unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is recommended. The road comprises countless turns and hairpin turns, so better avoid it if you’re prone to car sickness. Expect steep parts as well.

How long is the road to Kongta La?

The road is 84.9 km (52.75 miles) long, running north-south from Tangtse to Chushul.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson