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Khardung La, Ladakh

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#1 of 30 in Outdoors in Jammu and Kashmir
Take a frosty ride through Khardung La, one of the highest elevated public motor passes in the world. Cycle or drive along the route, which lies some 5,359 m (17,582 ft) above sea level. Along the way, you'll have panoramic views of glaciers and the Ladakh mountain range. Amenities along the way include restrooms and a cafe. Note that altitude sickness presents a serious risk here; those not acclimatized need to plan ahead as there are no emergency medical facilities in the area. To visit Khardung La on your trip to Leh, use our Leh itinerary builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    World's highest motorable road is in itself an achievement which not many can achieve! This pass is on your way to Nubra Valley and is approx 1.5 hours drive from Leh! Being at a height of 18,380 ft, ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Feeling when you reach the top is hard to describe in words. It is 32kms from Leh. I travelled on bike (Bullet 500cc). It took around 2 hrs to reach. Last 15kms were difficult due to snow, cold and ba...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Firstly, it's a big misnomer that this is the highest motorable pass in the world. There are plenty that are higher. Secondly, this is a beautiful place with giant snowy peaks all around and just love...  more »

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