Saturday, 19 November 2011

Mana pass in Uttarakhand dethrones Khardungla as Highest Motorable Road in the World

Written by Anil Singh

Khardungla pass in Ladakh holds a special position on the world map, for having the highest motorable road in the world. But not any more.

Mana pass (elevation 5,608 m or 18,399 ft), alternatively as Māna La, Chirbitya, Chirbitya-la, or Dungri La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas between India and Tibet ( the pass contains the Deotal Lake from which the Saraswati River originates) has now become the highest motorable road in the world; displacing Khardung La (Khardung Pass, la means pass in Tibetan) (elevation 5359 m or 17,582 feet) is a high mountain pass located in theLadakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

3 constructive comments:

  • Prakhar Todaria says:
    20 March 2012 at 20:03

    That's a good news. But Govt will probably not open this road for public as it is directly under the control of ITBP and being ultra high sensitive area. Hope to visit this road once in lifetime :-)

  • Kiran Rawat says:
    23 July 2012 at 19:27

    We are the first civilian bullet group to reach Mana Pass In June 2012...... thx Kiran Rawat

  • Karan Vij says:
    8 September 2012 at 01:41

    hi kiran. Is this road open for civilians till mana pass or nearby? what sort of permissions need to be takn?? plz let me know.