Taglang La

Tanglang La
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Tanglang La on the Leh-Manali Highway
Elevation5,328 m (17,480 ft)
Traversed byLeh-Manali Highway
LocationIndia
RangeHimalaya
Coordinates33°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
Tanglang La is located in Ladakh
Tanglang La
Tanglang La is located in India
Tanglang La

Taglang La or Tanglang La, elevation 5,328 metres (17,480 ft), is a high altitude mountain pass in the Indian union territory of Ladakh. It is located on the NH3 Leh–Manali Highway. Rail-cum-road tunnels are being constructed under the Taglang La, Lungalacha La (87 km south of Taglang La) and Bara-lacha la (171 km south of Taglang La) to cater for the traffic from existing NH3 & under-construction Bhanupli–Leh line.

The elevation in metres on the local signboard is in agreement with SRTM data, however the claim of being world’s second highest motorable pass is no longer accurate after construction of several other higher motorable passes, and it was the 12th highest motorable pass in 2015.[1]

Tanglang La

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  1. ^ Sharma, Dheeraj (5 February 2015). "Top 13 Highest Motorable Passes or Roads in the World - The Myths & The Realities". Devil On Wheels™. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
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