India’s road is the highest in the world.

India constructed the highest motorable road at 19,300 ft on the Umlingla Pass. This is more than half the altitude of most large commercial airplanes which fly at 30,000 feet. India also beats the previous record set by Bolivia at 18,953 ft. It was constructed by the Border Road Organisation (BRO).

At 19,300 feet, the oxygen is 50% less than usual and temperature falls to -50.Celsius during winters making the road not only the highest but also the hardest to build.

The north base in Tibet is at 16,900 feet, south base camp in Nepal is at 17,598 feet. This road is built way over the altitude of even Siachen Glacier which is at 17,700 feet.

The 52 km long road on Umlingla Pass connected with a black top road will enhance socio-economic conditions and promote tourism in Ladakh. The road will work as a link between important towns of Eastern Ladakh connecting Chisumle and Demchok from Leh.


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