Lungalacha La

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Lachulung La
Lachulung La is located in Ladakh
Lachulung La
Elevation5,059 m (16,598 ft)
Traversed byLeh–Manali Highway
LocationLadakh, India
Coordinates33°06′N 77°38′E / 33.100°N 77.633°E / 33.100; 77.633Coordinates: 33°06′N 77°38′E / 33.100°N 77.633°E / 33.100; 77.633
Lachulung La pass

Lachulung La (el. 5,059 m or 16,600 ft), or Lāchālūng La or Lungalacha La, is a mountain pass along the Leh–Manali Highway. It is located some 54 km (34 mi) from Sarchu and 24 km (15 mi) from Pang on the Leh–Manali Highway.[1]

This is one of the easier 16,000 ft (4,880 m) passes and it can be traversed cross-country by moving along the nala[citation needed] on both sides. However, due to elevation, the hikers face breathlessness during climb and those who have not undergone acclimatisation may face severe symptoms of altitude sickness.


  1. ^ GeoNames. "Lāchālūng La". Retrieved 22 June 2009.