Tanglang La on the Leh-Manali Highway
|Elevation||5,328 m (17,480 ft)|
|Traversed by||Leh-Manali Highway|
Taglang La or Tanglang La, elevation 5,328 metres (17,480 ft), is a high altitude mountain pass in the Indian union territory of Ladakh. As of September 2018, the Leh–Manali Highway leading south from Upshi to Tanglang La is paved, with the exception of a very short (approximately 500 m) unpaved section just north of the pass. The pass itself is paved. On ascending the pass from the Moore plains the road is well paved with occasional streams crossing.
The elevation in metres, which is taken from a local sign, is in agreement with SRTM data. The sign claims 17,582 ft, which would be 5,358 m, and claims to be the world’s second highest motorable pass. The claim is no longer accurate however, and it is actually the 12th highest motorable pass.
Media related to Taglang La at Wikimedia Commons
- Sharma, Dheeraj (5 February 2015). "Top 13 Highest Motorable Passes or Roads in the World - The Myths & The Realities". Devil On Wheels™. Retrieved 31 January 2018.