Umling La Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

10.3
FIETS
14.5 mi
DISTANCE
3,895 ft
GAINED
4.9 %
AVG. GRADE

FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Ajnas Vp, India; Ties Arts, Netherlands.

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Just recently paved, this road is claimed by the Indian government to peak at 19,300ft above sea level, making it the highest paved road in the entire world. Even if their data is wrong and our GPS data is correct (peak at 18,964ft), it still beats out ever other road in the world for the title by several hundred feet.

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CLIMB SUMMARY

Cycling Umling La, the highest paved road in the world.

19,300’

Photos by Ajnas Vp 

You will have 58% less oxygen at the top than at sea level.  In other words, at the top of this climb, you have only 42% of the oxygen available at sea level.

Caution - this road requires a permit that must be obtained in Leh, 300 km (7 hours) north.