Umling La is the World’s Highest Motorable Pass, surpassing Bolivia’s pass with a high altitude of 19,024 ft.
In 2017, a 52 km road was constructed from Chisumle to Demchok via Umling la.
Umling La Pass plays a significant role by offering direct connectivity to Leh
This elevation is indeed higher than the Everest Base Camp, which sits at an altitude of around 17,600 feet (5,364 meters).
Despite its challenges, Umling La Pass offers unparalleled natural beauty, with panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks, vast valleys, and a sense of serenity amidst the harshness of the terrain.
On 16th November 2021, the Umling La Pass was named the world’s highest motorable pass.
The pass attracts adventure seekers, especially motorcyclists and off-road enthusiasts, for its daunting yet thrilling route with breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
On the way to Umling La, passes through the 6th Highest Motorable Pass "Photila".
The best time to visit the Umling la is in the month between May- September, when the majority of tourists plan their Ladakh adventure.
At such a high altitude local authorities adventure enthusiasts and travelers often attempt to set records, several records have been set so far.