As per recent update (12.12.2015) on Border Road Organisation (BRO) website, Mana Pass has become highest motorable road in the world at an elevation of 18399 feet (5608 mtr). Despite limited working period and adverse weather conditions, BRO Constructed Rattakona-Mana Pass road in 71 Days. Indian civilians with prior permits from the army can travel up there.

This road is extended part of 538 km long national highway (NH58) which connects Ghaziabad (near New Delhi) with Badrinath & Mana Pass in Uttarakhand. This highway passed  through Badrinath, Joshimath, Chamoli, Vishnuprayag, Nandaprayag, Karnaprayag, Rudraprayag, Srinagar, Devprayag, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Roorkee, Muzaffarnagar, Khatauli, Meerut and Modinagar and ends at Ghaziabad near the border with Delhi.




Mana Pass is a mountain pass between India and Tibet which is higher than Khardungla Pass in Leh-Ladakh region at an elevation of 5,602 m (18,380 feet). Niti pass is situated at an altitude of 5068 m. These two passes (Niti & Mana) have been an ancient trade route between Uttarakhand and Tibet, until its closure in 1951 by the Chinese. Both the passes are always under control of Indian Army. One need permission to visit Mana Pass and Niti Pass from Army or SDM, Joshimath. Tourist can visit upto Mana village (in Mana Valley) and Gamshali village (in Niti Valley) without permission.

 

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