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Tanglang La Pass

Tanglang La is a high mountain pass in the Indian union territory of Ladakh. It is 5,328 meters (17,480 feet) above sea level. As of my trip in August 2014, the part of the Leh-Manali highway that goes south from Upshi to Tanglang La is paved, except for a very short unpaved section (about 500 m) just north of the pass. The road to the pass is paved. From Moore Plains, the road up to the pass is also well-paved, and there are a few places where streams cross the road. The elevation in meters from a sign in the area matches the data from SRTM. The sign says that the pass is 17,582 feet high, which is 5,358 meters. It also says that it is the world’s second-highest pass that cars can drive over.

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