"THE GATEWAY TO NUBRA AND SHYOK VALLEY"
The gateway to Nubra and Shyok valleys, the great Khardung La Pass takes away the pride of being the highest motorable pass in the world. Located at a towering height of 1round 18,379ft, this mountain pass in the Karakoram Ranges is around 40km from the city limits of Leh and is a paradise for all the visitors to Ladakh. And is also known as the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’. A must to witness destination in all the Leh Ladakh tour packages, Khardung La Pass entices adventure junkies and other classes of travellers from all over the globe. With a mixed of roadways; roads till the South Pullu Check Point are paved, followed by loose rock or dirt roads till the North Pullu Check Point, it enthrals its admirers and gives them the desired dose of adrenaline rush! Be it trekking, mountain biking, jeep safaris, or walking tours in Leh Ladakh, Khardung La Pass is known for its extreme adventure quotient. Khardung la pass connects Leh and Nubra Valley and also serves as a gateway to the famous siachen glacier.
Khardung La pass offers amazing views of the valley and the roads winding up the mountain. The pristine air, scenic vistas and the feeling of being on top of the world have made Khardung La a popular tourist attraction. Inner line permit for Indians and Protected area permit for foreigners is required to visit Khardung La top. A steady climb over winding road gave a panoramic view of Leh town below with Stok Kangri peak in the background. An isolated gompa on a small hill provided an enchanting picture as one climbs up. The weather is highly unstable and can change surprisingly fast leaving you stranded for hours or even days so you need to come prepared when planning to visit Khardung La. Once you are there, the feeling is no less than conquering the world.