Travel guide to the top of Gyu La
Gyu La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.550m (14,927ft) above the sea level, located in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state.
Set high in the Chang-Chemno mountain range, the road to the summit 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.
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