Winding Roads in Tibet and India. Drivers and travelers have been battling with the highest mountain range in the world for centuries. Technologies have never been evolved more than today, nevertheless these roads remain challenging. Some of them are indeed unusual: they are extremely curved despite that they stretch on a relatively flat surface.
Srinagar-Leh is a National Highway in northern India, which used to be a historic trade route. It is 422 km (262 mi) long and stretches from Srinagar to Leh. Winding Road of Tibet is located far from Llhasa – it looks really spectacular, although the ride is going to be quite bumpy.
Some adventurers complete these highways on motorbikes. However, it doesn’t matter if you will go there by bus or rent a driver – you will definitely have one of the most scenic rides ever!
Why to go there?
The Himalayas provides some of the most dangerous and exciting routes in the world. For the locals these majestic mountains are sacred and part of their lives. Meanwhile travelers go there to have a glimpse of this immeasurable splendor and admire the overwhelming sites.
When to go there?
All year round. Although in winter the roads can become covered in a thick layer of snow.
How to get there?
In Tibet you would have to hire a driver, who would get you around. Hit the Srinagar-Leh highway anywhere from the state of Jammu and Kashmir – it stretches across the entire state.
Lead photo by Shijoy Athiparambath
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