Originally Posted by chanderjeet
Marsimik - La is indeed the world highest pass among those discovered.
There is still a debate whether its motorable or not and even Indians need permit to get to that area. No photography allowed and the terrain is treacherous to say the least.
A friend in India sent me the following:
Khardongla, for the record books, is still the HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD. Khardongla, for the record books, is still the HIGHEST MOTORABLE ROAD IN THE WORLD. This allows even army trucks & tankers to pass through with supplies for the army. Last year some bikers claim to have ridden to the top of Miramisk near Pangong. However, I spoke to one of them & he said that there is no road as such ( dirt track ) & the bikes would not climb under their own steam. Apparently they had to walk the bikes up after putting them in first gear, taking of all the baggage & walking them up. Atleast thats the story I got from them. I intend checking this out this June when we are at Pangong.
I have some photos as well but they are in a word doc thats about 160k. If someone really want it, I can pm it.
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Last edited by Redboots; 18 Apr 2008 at 18:24.