THERE ARE NOT MANY WAYS HOW TO DESCRIBE WHAT A ADERALINE RUSH IS BUT ONE SURE SHOT WAY IS TO RIDE AT 14000 FT AND FEEL IT. NOT MANY PEOPLE GET A CHANCE TO EXPLORE THINGS AT THESE HEIGHT BUT MANY DREAM TO DO SO.

REMEMBER THOSE COLLEGE PLANS WHICH WE MADE WITH OUR FRIENDS ABOUT RIDING IN HIMALAYAS OR GOING SPITI VALLEY. THESE ADVENTURES ALWAYS DRIVE US AND WITH FRIENDS ITS A FAIRY TALE.
THESE PASSES OR ROADS NOT ONLY TEST OUR WHEELS BUT ALSO THE US. HOW MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY STRONG ARE YOU. YOU NEED TO ACLAMITIZE ACCORDING TO ENVIRONMENT AND HAVE TO RIDE FOR LONG HOURS. BUT THE MEMORIES WHICH YOU MAKEOVER HERE ARE SURELY YOUR FAVOURITE ONES. SO HERE ARE THE TOP 10 HIGHEST MOTARABLE ROAD OR PASSES IN THE WORLD.

 HIGHEST MOTARABLE ROAD

TOP 10 HIGHEST MOTARABLE ROAD OR PASSES

  1. CHANG LA (LADAKH, INDIA)
  2. SUGE LA (WEST LHASA, TIBET)
  3. KAKSANG LA (LADAKH, INDIA)
  4. DONKIA LA (SIKKIM, INDIA)
  5. PHOTI LA (LADAKH, INDIA)
  6. SEMO LA (TIBET)
  7. MARSIMIK LA (LADAKH, INDIA)
  8. MAN PASS (UTTARAKHAND, INDIA)
  9. ROAD TO UTURUNCU VOLCANO (BOLIVIA)
  10. UMLING LA (LADAKH INDIA)

CHANG LA (LADAKH, INDIA)

WHILE YOU MUST BE WONDERING WHY SO MANY “LA” THERE IN THE NAME OF THESE PASSES. WELL THE TIBETAN TRANSLATION OF “LA ” IS “PASS” ONLY. CHANG LA IS AT 17586 FEET OR 5,360 M . MANY OF YOU WILL BE SURPRISED THAT CHANG LA IS HIGHER THAN THE FAMOUS KHARDUNG LA. YOU CAN ACCESS CHANG LA THROUGH TOWN OF LEH IN LADAKH. THE VIEWS AROUND HERE ARE UNBEATABLE.

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SUGE LA (WEST LHASA, TIBET)

IT IS ONE OF THE MOST EXTREME PASSES IN THE WORLD. SUGE LA IS 110 KM FROM LHASA. MANY CLAIM SUGE LA AS UNACHIEVABLE AS DUE TO LACK OF OXYGEN HERE. THIS PASS IS AT AN ELEVATION OF 17815 FT OR 5430 M . FROM HERE YOU WOULD SEE THE AMAZING VIEWS OF CHOMO GANTSE MOUNATINS.

KAKSANG LA (LADAKH, INDIA)

IT IS SITUATED IN THE CAHNGTHANG REGION OF LADAKH ON ROUTE FROM MAHE TON NAMA – CHUSUL – PANGONG TSO . THE CONDITIONS HERE ARE VERY SEVERE TO RIDE AND IF WEATHER IS NOT RIGHT WE WOULD NOT ADVISE YOU TO EXPLORE HERE. BUT IF EVERY THING IS FINE AND YOU REACH THERE , THE VIEW WOULD BE MAJESTIC.

DONKIA LA (SIKKIM,INDIA)

THIS REGION COMES UNDER THE GIANT TIBETAN PLATEAU. AT 17999 FT OR 5486 M IT OFFERS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. TSO LHAMO LAKE LIES VERY NEAR TO IT WHICH IS 14TH HIGHEST LAKE IN THE WORLD. DONKIA LA IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST MOTARABLE ROAD.

PHOTI LA (LADAKH, INDIA)

ANOTHER INDIA PASS MAKES INTO THE LIST AT 5TH PLACE. PHOTI LA IS LOCATED 30 KM FROM HANLE VILLAGE. HANLE VILLAGE IS FAMOUS FOR ITS HANLE OBSERVATORY. IT IS SOMEWHAT NEW AS
IT WAS RECENTLY MADE.

SEMO LA (TIBET)

SEMO LA IS LOCATED IN CENTRAL TIBET, FROM WHERE YOU CAN GO TO CHANGTANG REGION. TRAVELERS USE THIS ROUTE TO WESTERN TIBET AND MOUNT KAILASH. IT IS AT AN ELEVATION OF 18258 FT OR 5565 M.

MARSIMIK LA (LADAKH, INDIA)

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MARSIMIK LA IS IN FAR REGIONS OF LADAKH. TO ENTER THIS REGION OF LADAKH YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL PERMIT FROM ARMY. THE PERMIT IS HARD BUT IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GET THAN THIS PLACE IS WORTH ASKING FOR. THE SHEER BEAUTY OF THIS PLACE WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECH-LESS. IT IS AT AN ELEVATION OF 18313 FT OR 5582 M.

MANA PASS (UTTARAKHAND,INDIA)

MANA VILLAGE IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE LAST INDIAN VILLAGE. THIS TRAIL IS 25 KM AWAY FROM HOLY SHRINE BADRINATH AND IS AT LAST OF INDIAN BORDER AFTER WHICH YOU CAN SEE TIBET. THIS PLACE IS ONE OF MOST BEAUTIFUL AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE ALSO. THE WHOLE JOURNEY IN UTTARAKHAND REACHING HERE IS FANTASTIC AND IS ADVENTURES. NEARBY IS NANDA DEVI BIOSPHERE WHICH IS ANOTHER SCENIC PLACE. OVERALL MANA PASS IS A WHOLE PACKAGE. IT IS AT AN ELEVATION OF 18406 FT OR 5,610 M.

ROAD TO UTURUNCU VOLCANO (BOLIVIA)

IT IS IN POTOSI, BOLIVIA WHICH WAS THE HIGHEST MOTARABLE ROAD A FEW YEARS BEFORE. IT IS AT AN ELEVATION OF 18,953 FT OR 5,777 M. THIS ROAD LEADS US TO A ACTIVE VOLCANO RATHER THAN TO HIMALAYAS AS IT WAS EARLIER IN THE LIST. THIS TREK WILL SURELY TEST THE HELL OUT OF YOU. YOU HAVE TO BE FIT AND MENTALLY VERY STRONG TO EMBARK THIS JOURNEY.

UMLING LA (LADAKH, INDIA)

THIS IS THE MOST RECENT ADDITION AMONG HIGHEST MOTARABLE ROAD BUT YET REACHES THE HIGHEST POSITION. UMLING LA WAS COMPLETED IN 2018 BY THE BORDER ROADS ORGANIZATION(BRO) INDIA. THIS PLACE IS AT A STAGGERING HEIGHT OF 19300 FT OR 5883 M.

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FROM AUTHOR

BLESSED ARE WE ALL AS INDIANS THAT WE CAN ACCESS ALL OF THESE HIGHEST MOTARABLE roads HERE IN OUR COUNTRY ITSELF. SOME OF THESE ROUTES ARE TOUGH, INACCESSIBLE, AND HARD. BUT ONE COMMON THING WHICH RUNS AMONG ALL THESE IS THE BREATHTAKING VIEW, THE STAGGERING HEIGHT, AND ADVENTURE TO CONQUER THEM.

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