5. Tanglang LaTanglang La is fifth High Altitude Himalayan Pass on Manali-Leh Highway which comes between the stretch of Debring and Rumtse. It belongs to Ladakh region of Leh District, Jammu & Kashmir, India.Altitude: 5,328 Mtr (17,480 ft)Distance from Manali & Leh: 365 Kms. from Manali & 108 Kms. from Leh.Distance from nearest places on Manali-Leh Highway: 14.2 Kms. of uphill climb in the midst of Ladakhi Landscapes will lead to Tanglang La and 31.9 Kms. of downhill journey will lead to Rumtse on Manali-Leh Highway.Best time to visit: Mid May to Mid November
DAY 11- DEBRING TO UPSHIThe mountains from brown turned into white. It snowed the entire previous night. As I reached tanglang la it was just white all around and my hands were numb, I was shivering and to add to the misery it started raining. The BRO people working on the road saw me shouting and cursing and praying the sun god to appear and offered me tea and biscuits. I had 4 cups of tea before the sun showed up and I cycled till upshi. After tanglang la I did not pedal for once. All downhill and my eyes were wide open to absorb the beauty ladakh. The landscape again turned brown and green as I entered the ladakh valley.
Tangalang La pass is a high altitude pass on the Leh-Manali highway. This place literally just freezes you in time. You will lose yourself looking at the grandeur of the mountains. And will probably freeze if you are not wearing proper gear. This picture was taken at 7 in the morning and the roads were still ivy and slippery. I can't explain how badly I want to get back to the mountains. This place is truly beautiful.
Pang to Leh by Tanglang La Pass: We started around 8 am from Pang towards Tanglang La. It's a beautiful 40 kms long stretch of smooth road; also, the second highest Motorable road in the world at a height of 17,000 ft. Road to Leh from Tanglang La are well builted & maintained by BRO ( Border Road Organisation), thanks to Indian Army. We stopped at the highest point of Tanglang La Pass to take some pictures, but couldn't stay for more than 15-20 minutes, due to very low amount of oxygen there.We had our brunch in Upshi at around 11:30 am. It's a village & a road junction on Leh-Manali highway in Ladakh rigion, located 47 km to the South east of Leh.We reached Leh around 12:30 pm, collected the permits from Tourism Department of Leh and booked a home-stay for the third night. It cost us around 400 per person including breakfast.It takes around 2-2.5 days to reach Leh from Chandigarh by road.Pro Travel Tip: Have light food during your travel. Although during travel you have limited choice of food. Food items are costly