Ladakh is one of the most interesting travel destinations for both domestic and international tourists. It is home to some of the most panoramic views in India. Ladakh is situated at the height of approximately 2700 meters above sea level. It is one of the most favorite destinations for motorcyclists who travel through the rugged terrain of Ladakh.
The world’s highest motorable road is located in Ladakh. Here are some interesting facts about this road.
- The highest motorable road in Ladakh is situated at the height of over 19,000 feet and it passes through the famous Umlingla Pass.
- This road rivals another road to Uturuncu volcano which is in Bolivia.
- The height of this road is higher than the Mount Everest base camp.
Traveling on this road is quite difficult as the temperatures can drop to 40 degrees Celsius in the winter months. This road is connected to several villages near the Indo-China border. With the relaxation in tourist activities, this road will attract adventure seekers from all over the country.
Many motorcycling events are held in Ladakh where travelers ride for long distances to Ladakh from various parts of the country. With international tourism about to start, the number of visitors will increase in the coming months.
Following is an article from ‘India.com’ talking about some interesting facts about the ‘Highest road in the world’.