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Khardung La, Ladakh

(4.7/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This place obviously does not need any reviews. It is a must visit place for anyone visiting Leh. Having said that, a small concern for people who have issues at high altitudes. One thing to note here...  more »
  • Very peaceful place. Like heaven. Oxygen level low can take camphor with you which helps to maintain oxygen level. 
  • It is no doubt one of the marvels of Leh, but you have to be careful and safe all the same. It is the worlds highest motorable road but it is also at 18320 feet above sea level. If you've studied scie...  more »