When it crosses the Umling Pass in Ladakh, the Chisumle-Demchok Road becomes the world’s highest motorable road. Its highest point is over 19,000 feet above sea level, making it a remarkable achievement. The road was built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which has already accomplished several similar feats and takes pride in connecting some of the country’s most difficult border regions and terrains.
The following are five surprising facts about the Chisumle-Demchok Road:
This 52-kilometer road in Ladakh, dubbed the world’s highest motorable road, connects some of the region’s most important areas.
By reaching a staggering altitude of 19,000 feet, this road in Ladakh has made it into the Guiness Book of World Records!
The road is a significant alternative to the other direct route between Chisumle and Demchok, and it is all the more important given the region’s proximity to the Indo-China border.
It is higher than the Everest Base Camp, according to the government!
This road also surpasses the altitude of the Siachen Glacier, which is thought to be the world’s highest, most expensive, and deadliest battlefield.