5,359 m

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Khardunga La Pass Travel Guide

The hardest part of travelling is to decide which place to go. Sometimes it gets tough to find the right place to travel. All you’ve to do is to decide to go, and the most challenging part is over. Booking hotels, flights, food all is the second part. Many people who desire to travel, have enough time and can afford travelling stuck at which place? So here is one of the adventurous action-packed destinations to feed your soul. Khargunda La Pass is a soaked adventure experience popular among motorcyclist and people who love magical landscapes.

Khargunda La is a getaway to Shylok valley and Nubra valley. It is 40 km from Leh, in the Ladakh region. It is one of the main tourist attractions crossing over Leh and would like to stop and collect memories with the beautiful landscape.
Would you like to know the meaning of this unique name? It means “ Pass of Lower Castle”. It is the world’s highest motorable pass which attracts many motorcyclists from India and across the country.

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  • Khargund La Pass

Khargund La Pass

Siachen Glacier is the world’s largest mountain glacier, Khargund La Pass and Nubra Valley en route Siachen Glaciar. The pass was constructed in 1976 situated at an elevation of 5,359 metres. In 1988 the motor vehicles got access to the Khargund La Pass; otherwise, earlier during the second world war, the attempt was made to send the war well to China through this route.

Khargund La Pass is also significant because it links the Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. It is maintained by the prestigious organisation that is Border Road Organisation. The route was built strategically to carry goods to Siachen Glacier.

Khargund La Pass is the safest and the only gateway to Siachen and nubra valley. The road goes from the winding mountain roads to the dramatic turns offering splendid breathtaking views. As the view gets narrower, you will found yourself surrounded by the giant mountains. There are two checkpost, namely, the South Pullu and the North Pullu, and you have to submit your permit at each post. The route towards the Khardung La Pass could be rough at some distances due to few landslides and melted snow. The view you get while reaching the pass is enormous and dreamy. You will get such a close view of snow-capped mountains that the beauty will make you spellbound.

Reaching the Khardung La Pass is an achievement, and you will find tourists waiting to have a photograph at the landmark signature. After relishing the picturesque view and eat some food from cafes around, you can move ahead due to lower oxygen level at such an altitude, and it is not recommended to spend much time here.

To rollick the giant mountains and spectacular view around, you need to take care of covering yourself properly with gloves, socks, pullovers etc., so that no mishappening due to low temperatures interrupt the pleasure of the serene beauty.