Marsimik La

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Marsimik La
Elevation 5,681.5 m (18,640 ft)[1]
Location India
Range Himalaya
Coordinates 34°05′36″N 78°37′06″E / 34.09333°N 78.61833°E / 34.09333; 78.61833Coordinates: 34°05′36″N 78°37′06″E / 34.09333°N 78.61833°E / 34.09333; 78.61833

Marsimik La or Marsimek La, elevation 5,681.5 meters (18,640 ft), is a high mountain pass in the Chang-Chemno Range in northern India about 100 km (62 mi) east of Leh, further by road.

Located 20 km (10 mi) northeast of the northwest tip of Pangong Lake, the pass is on the shortest route from there to the contested Kongka Pass area some 42 km (26 mi) further northeast on the China-India line of actual control. Marsimik La is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of the sharp 6,000 to 6,500 m (19,700 to 21,300 ft) ridgeline forming the line of actual control.


  1. ^ SRTM data.