Penzi La

Cycling past the Drang-Drung glacier

Name of Pass Penzi La
Altitude 4,502m
Type of pass Cycle
Where Between Padum (3,600m, 80km) and Rangdum (4,020m, 31km)
GPS Co-ords 33.873 N, 76.350 E
Climb 1,320m in 1 day 2 hours from Padum


Beat HeimĀ lists this as one of his favourite passes, and as he knows a thing or two about cycling high roads, who are we to argue? The scenery on this road in Zanskar is fantastic and there is very little traffic. The surface isn’t always great, but if that keeps the trucks away, who cares? This pass is definitely one of the best.


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