Tibet

The world's highest road passes

Road passes over 5,000 meters above sea level

Petr Liška
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The world's highest road passes
Inserted: 11.11.2017
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

The world's highest road passes can be found, without much surprise, in Tibet and Indian Ladakh. A lot of asphalt roads are constructed at heights more than five thousand meters above sea level. Almost every one of these passes offers a beautiful view of either the Himalayan eight-thousandthers or the slightly more flat tops of the Transhimalaya´s hi­lls. Driving along these roads, either by car or by bicycle, is one of the great experiences

10.
Lalung la pass

Unimportant five-thousander

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| Altitude: 5 020 m / 16 470 ft

Probably you will experience only in Tibet that the 5,000-meter high road pass is just a lonely place on the… continue reading

9.
Lamna la pass

Pass in nomads county

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| Altitude: 5 097 m / 16 722 ft

Lamna la pass (5,097m above sea level) does not located on a classical road, but on a gravel road for off… continue reading

8.
Tong la pass

The highest point of the Friendship Road

Rating:
| Altitude: 5 130 m / 16 831 ft

The Road of Friendship that connects Nepal and Tibet is culminating in the Tong la Pass (5,130m asl), which… continue reading

7.
Laken la pass

View of Lake Namtso

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| Altitude: 5 190 m / 17 028 ft

The perfect asphalt road, which leads from Damxung through the mountains to the sacred lake Namtso,… continue reading

6.
Pang la Pass

Impressive view of the Himalayas

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| Altitude: 5 206 m / 17 080 ft

Pang la pass (5,206m asl) is considered one of the most beautiful Himalayan viewpoints. So exactly the… continue reading

5.
Gyatso la pass

Pass on the Tibetan plateau plain

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| Altitude: 5 259 m / 17 254 ft

Despite its high altitude – 5,259 meters above sea level, the Gyatso Pass is relatively insignificant. It is… continue reading

4.
Taglang la Pass

The highest point of the road Manali-Leh

Rating:
| Altitude: 5 328 m / 17 480 ft

Taglang la Pass (5 328 m asl) belongs among the three highest accessible road passes in Ladakh. It is also… continue reading

3.
Khardung la Pass

False highest motorized pass in the worl

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| Altitude: 5 359 m / 17 582 ft

Khardung la Pass (5 359 m asl) is probably the most famous Indian road pass, mainly due to the fact that it… continue reading

2.
Chang La Pass

The highest road pass in Ladakh

Rating:
| Altitude: 5 360 m / 17 585 ft

Chang La Pass (5 360 asl) is the highest road pass in Ladakh, over which leads a „normal“ road. Far better… continue reading

1.
Suge la pass

One of the world's highest road passes

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| Altitude: 5 452 m / 17 887 ft

Suge la Pass (5,452m asl) is one of the world's highest motorized passes. You will find it in a deserted… continue reading

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