Taglang La

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Taglang La
Taglang La on the Leh-Manali Highway
Elevation 5,328 m (17,480 ft)
Traversed by Leh-Manali Highway
Location India
Range Himalaya
Coordinates 33°30′28″N 77°46′12″E / 33.50778°N 77.77000°E / 33.50778; 77.77000Coordinates: 33°30′28″N 77°46′12″E / 33.50778°N 77.77000°E / 33.50778; 77.77000
Taglang La is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Taglang La
Taglang La is located in India
Taglang La

Taglang La, elevation 5,328 metres (17,480 ft), is a high mountain pass in Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. As of August 2014, the Leh-Manali highway leading south from Upshi to Taglang La is paved, with the exception of a very short (approx 500m) unpaved section just north of the pass. The pass itself is paved.

The elevation in metres, which is taken from a local sign, is in agreement with SRTM data. The sign claims 17,582 feet, which would be 5,359 metres, and incorrectly claims to be the world’s second highest motorable pass.


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