Destination: Khardungla Pass
If you think you have seen enough of Ladakh, well think again. The gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys Khardung La Pass is the topmost motorable pass in the world according to BRO (Border Road Organization). This pleasurable and famous’La’ which means pass in Tibetan is one of the most visited landmarks. And only the die-heart ventures can motor the roads in the midst of dramatic landscapes and unspoiled beauty of Ladakh. This pass promises an escape from the regular destinations and it provides a splendour sites for the naked eye. Khardung La (pass) is located on the Ladakh range about 40 kilometres from Leh surrounded by rocks and snow sitting at an altitude of 5,359 metres. It is undyingly a popular place to visit during your adventure tours. It will provide an immense picturesque scenario of the valleys. Besides, how can one not admire the colourful prayer flags that simply add an added charm in your highway to glory.
Strategically ‘Khardung La’ is an important pass in Leh Ladakh and it is historically important as well. Since this pass lies on a major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar, it has seen thousands of Bactrian camels climbing up and down the hills during World War II. It was during this time there were attempts to transfer war material to China through this route. However, today you can still see a number of camels at Hunder which are located in the northern part of the pass. And also, this pass is used for transferring supplies to Siachen Glacier to the Indian army.