Situated at an elevation of 5602 meters, Khardung La is one of the places which you must visit in Ladakh tourist places to enjoy the feeling of being on the top of the world. Often known as the gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys, Khardung La boasts of a magnificent visit.
It is among the world’s highest motorable passes and sometimes also referred to as ‘Pass of Lower Castle’. People must visit Khardung La to be surprised by the panoramic views and the serene air of this place. The experience of travelling from Leh to Khardung La presents some of the most scenic landscapes on the way that makes it a thrilling moment for all adventure aficionados.
Highlights: The place holds a very strategic importance for ages. Khardung La has formed the major caravan route between Leh and Kashgar in Central Asia. One can still spot a small population of Bactrian animals at Hunder.
Best time to visit: The months between May and October remain the most ideal to visit Khardung La
Location: Khardung La Pass, Jammu and Kashmir Distance from Leh: The distance between Leh and Kardung La is 39 kilometers by road.