Langza
Langza

Langza

Nestled between the mountains, Langza is a village at an elevation of 4.311m (14,143ft) above the sea level, in the state of Himachal Pradesh, in India.

Located in a bowl shaped area in the Spiti Valley, the road to the town is mostly asphalted. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. The village is dominated by the statue of Lord Buddha, overlooking the valley, an ancient monastery, and mud houses. Make sure you get your vehicle and yourself well-prepared before driving this road.

The road is pretty steep. Starting from the Spiti Valley Road (Road 505), the ascent is 14.4km long via 14 hairpin turns. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 657 meters. The average gradient is 4.56% with some sections up to 10%. Stay away if you're scared of heights.
Pic: Prince Saini

 

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