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Passes in Ladakh

Ladakh Passes

Ladakh road journey is all about journey the various 'la' or the mountain passes. Ladakh got its name from the high altitude mountain passes. "La" means Passes and "Dhak" means many, in short, Ladakh literally means land of many passes. Ladakh is forever a favorite place for adventure lovers. Ladakh is a place of a lot of high passes. Passes are the natural doors to the other mountains and peaks. These passes are used since many years before, either for herd's food or for new places to settle down. After some times, these passes are used for trading. These passes are located so high in the mountain that people built temples on these passes, hang the bells and prayer flags to avoid any type of bad luck. The Following Few passes are most famous in Ladakh.

Khardungla pass Ladakh

Khardungla pass Ladakh

Khardung La situated 40 Km north of Leh links the capital of Ladakh with the road to the Siachen Glacier. It is said to be the world's highest motor able pass at 5.6 Kms. The stunning view and a cup of tea from the tea-stall at Khardung La will make you feel you're on top of the world.
The pass on the Ladakh Range is also the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. 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. Maintained by the Border Roads Organization, the pass is strategically important to India as it is used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier.

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Taglangla Pass

Tanglangla Pass

Taglang-la at 5.3 Kms is a resting place for nomadic Changpa herdsmen who can be seen with their flocks of sheep and goats, migrating in search of pasture, it is in Zanskar range. Taglang La is sometimes incorrectly claimed to be the world's second highest motor able pass. It is, however, the second highest motor able mountain pass in India after Khardung La and is reached via 21 Gata loops. It is located along the Leh-Manali Highway.

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Fotula pass

Fotula pass

Fotula is a mountain pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway in the Himalayan Zanskar Range. At an altitude of 4.1 Kms , it is the highest point on the highway, surpassing the famed Zoji La. Fotu La is one of two high mountain passes between Leh and Kargil, the other being Namika La. Moving eastwards, the highway begins to descend towards the town of Lamayuru after Fotu La. There is a Prasar Bharati television relay station serving Lamayuru located on the pass.

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Baralachala pass

Baralachala pass

The Baralachala-la Pass is also along the Manali-Leh Highway. This pass is at the lofty height of 16,050ft (4892m). It is situated at a tri-junction of three roads, one from Manali, one from Leh and one from Spiti & Lahaul. The view from Baralachala-La is spectacular with the Himalayas extending along the horizon, as far as the eye can see. The Bhaga River, a tributary of the Chandarabhaga or Chenab River, originates from Surya Taal Lake, which is situated a few kilometers from the pass towards Manali.

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Zojila pass

Zojila pass

If journey to Ladakh by road from Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, traveler can see panoramic vistas of the Himalayan landscape. The 434 Km long road crosses the Zoji La Pass which is 3.5 Kms high. As traveler cross the pass, there is a striking change in the landscape, since the forested hills of Kashmir are left behind and the uncovered mountains of the Drass district appear. The Zoji La Pass is snowbound in winter and this route is only open during the summer months from June to September.

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Thorong La

Thorong La

Thorong La pass is popular trekking spot in the Annapurna Route. The altitude is 5,416 meters beyond sea level in the Damodar Himal which is situated in central Nepal. Thorung La is the highest pass in the world at an elevation of 5,416 m. The best time to visit the Thorong Pass is March to April and October to November.

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Marsimik La

Marsimik La

Marsimik La is a high mountain pass at an altitude of 5,681.5 m beyond the sea level and is a high mountain pass in the Chang-Chemno Range in northern India of about 100 kms and in the east of Leh. Marsimik La Pass Ladakh is the highest motorable pass in Kashmir.

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Rezang La

Rezang La

Rezang La is a pass on the south-eastern attitude to Chushul Valley in Ladakh in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Rezang Pass is 3000 yards long and 2,000 yards wide. Rezang La is in the normal height of 16,000 feet. Rezangla Pass is nearly 11 kilometers from the south of Spanggur Gap.

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Chang La

Chang La

The Chang La is a high mountain pass in Ladakh and is a third uppermost motorable road in the world. The elevation of the chang la pass is 5,360 m (17,585 ft) meters above sea level. Chang La is named after the holy man Changla Baba. n Ladakh there is a high altitude passes where it is preferred mode of Ladakh trip. The Pangong Lake is largest high altitude lakes in India that can be crossed through Chang La Pass.

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Banihal La

Banihal La

Banihal Pass is a pass across the PirPanjal Range at 2,832 m (9,291 feet) utmost elevation. Banihal Pass is one of the popular mountain passes in the state. This mountain range separates the Kashmir valley in the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir. In Kashmiri language, "Banihal" means snowstorm. In the eastern region of Pir Panjal range Banihal Pass Ladakh is in an altitude of 9,200 feet above sea level and 75.16 longitudes and the latitude is 33.31.

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Lachulung La

Lachulung La

Lachulung La is a mountain pass beside Leh-Manali highway. Lachulung Pass is located in the Himalayas on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. This mountain pass is one of the preferred passes among the hikers and trekkers. Lachulung La Pass is on the Leh-Manali Highway is around 8 kms from La Nakee that is around 24 kms towards the north of Pang.

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Pensi La

Pensi La

Pensi La is a mountain pass in the ladakh region that is known as Gateway to Zanskar. Pensi La Pass is 4,400 meters (14,436 feet) beyond the sea level and it connects the Suru Valley region to the Zanskar Valley region. The mountains to the north are 6,873 m (22,549 feet).

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Tar La

Tar La

Tar La is an altitude pass that is in 5,250 meters and is however another quick mountain passes in ladakh. Tar la is popular elevation pass among the trekkers and hikers.

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Ganda La

Ganda La

Ganda La is a high mountain pass located at approximately 4,980 meters that is above the sea level in ladakh. Ganda Pass is located in the Leh District of Jammu and Kashmir. There are various villages located near the Ganda La Pass Ladakh.

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Stok La

Stok La

Stok La is a mountain passes that in the ladakh region. Stok La is a famous trekking peak for the trekkers and hikers. There is an amazing breath taking view form the trekking. There is amazing beauty of Ladkhi villages and the Buddhists monasteries. The trekkers can view the scenic valleys and many traditional communities.

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Sirsir La

Sirsir La

Sirsir La is positioned in Jammu and Kashmir above the sea level. There is a panoramic view from the Sirsir La and it is located in the high elevation.

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Shingo La

Shingo La

Shingo La is a mountain that is located in the boundary amongst Jammu and Kashmir and is ranged in Himalayas. Tourist can have a better trekking experience in the Himalayas.

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Namshang La

Namshang La is located in a high altitude of around 16,273 feet. Namshang La associates with Mahe, Indus-Valley and Tso Moriri Lake. Namshang La Pass is positioned in the Eastern part of Northern Indian Ladakh.

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Yalung Nyau La

Yalung Nyau La is a pass elevation pass in Ladakh. Yalung Nyau La Pass is a trekking route which is famous for pushing and cycling.

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Nyigutse La

Nyigutse La is a mountain pass that is beautifully located in the ladakh region and the route distracts from Kanji village.

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Charchar La

Charchar La is a famous trekking destination in ladakh and is a challenging trek slope. Charchar La Pass is an amazing adventure trek for about 4950 meters.

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Kanji La

Kanji La is positioned in the northern region of jammu and Kashmir. The famous sightseeing places in Kanji La pass is the Rangdum Monastery and kanji valley.

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Mandalchan La

Mandalchan La is a pass that is positioned in Ladakh region. Mandalchan La inclines to a attractive area that gives virtuous view of the Tibetan Plateau.

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Namika La

Namika La can also be named as Namika Pass and is the high mountain passes. Namika La Pass is a located in the city of Leh and Kargil.

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Zalung Karpo La

Zalung Karpo La is a pass that can be crossed on foot. Tourist can do trekking from Hemis to Tso Moriri Lake. Zalung Karpo La is 5,197 meters altitude.

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Digar La

Digar La is a high altitude pass that is very precipitous pass climbing from Sabu to Digar. Tourist can view the beautiful view of the Shyok and Leh valley.

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Nakee La

Nakee la is elevation pass that is located within Sarchu and Pang. Nakee la pass has a high altitude of 4750 meters.

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Kyamayur La

Kyamayur La is a high altitude pass and the famous destination place in ladakh. Tourist can enjoy the good trekking experience.

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Kongmaru La

Kongmaru La is the elevation pass through which beautiful scenic view of the mountain in Zanskar. Kongmaru La pass is in a coordinate of 33°47'25"N 77°37'2"E.

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