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Khardung La

Khardungla Pass

Khardung La
Altitude : 5,359 m (17,582 feet) Traversed : Nubra Valley Location : Jammu and Kashmir, India Range : Himalaya Coordinates : 34°16′42"N 77°36′15"E

The Khardung La Pass Altitude is 5,359 m and is also known as the 'Pass of Lower Castle'. The distance between Khardungla pass through Phyang is around 40 kms from Leh. The Siachen Glacier lies partway up the latter valley. Built in 1976, it was opened to motor vehicles in 1988 and has since seen many automobile, motorbike and mountain biking expeditions. Bikers around the world visit Khardung Pass on their motorcycles and do mountain biking which is a stimulating and outstanding experience for lifetime. Maintained by the Border Roads Organization, the pass is deliberately important to India as it is used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. The excitement of visiting the highest pass in the world, Khardungla will turn up your emotions.

Khardung La Khardung Pass is significant as it is on the main caravan road from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. The place offers astonishing pictorial and striking views of valleys. The Tibetan prayer flags add abundant colors to the picturesque splendor. The best time to visit Khardung La is between May to October. The nearby accessible city to this pass is Leh which is connected to Manali and Srinagar. Khardungla Pass can be reached by bus service from Leh. The two bases on both sides of Khardung La are North Pullu and South Pullu. Foreigners are required to acquire An Inner Line Permit (ILP) from the DC's headquarters in Leh, but not for domestic tourists. Travelers are compulsory to check in en route and must give photocopies of the permits to be deposited at each checkpoint. The exquisiteness of Khardung La Pass India is outstanding and sprinkling near the south and the Karakoram range to the north the views are merely delightful with the white snow-capped mountain points all around at almost touching distance.

Khardung La Temperature

The Khardung la temperature throughout winter is upto - 40 degrees Celsius with nearly 10 feet of snowfall. The temperature in the summer is around 20 degrees Celsius.

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