The Adventurous Khardung La Pass and its incredible views

Khardung La in Ladakh

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Khardung La in Ladakh

Khardung La Pass, pronounced as ‘Khardzong La’ is also known as the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’. It is a mountain pass in Ladakh in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. This road is 39.7 km from Leh, located at an altitude of 5,359 meters. The work for construction was started in 1976 and opened for public in 1988. Khardung La Pass Ladakh is located on a caravan road from Leh to Kashgar in the mountain area. It acts as an entry point to the Nubra and Shyok valleys in Ladakh which is an important pass into the Siachen glacier. It is the most popular and frequently used pass in India. In olden days, mainly traders travelled through this road who used many horses and camels which navigated in a single line one after another to carry goods to Kashgar. This pass plays a significant role in transport for both India and China. Today, this road is vital for Indian Army since it is used to carry important materials to Siachen Glacier. This is a two way road and the nearest town to this pass is Leh which is routed to Manali and Srinagar.

This pass is said to be the highest motorable pass though there are many controversial debates going on for this claim. Mountain biking is very famous in this pass. The path of the road goes through the mountain peak and lets us admire the stunning beauty of the Leh town and mighty mountains around the valley. Some adventure seekers ride to the top of the Khardung La and make the return trip in bicycle to feel the excitement and admire the attractive views.

The road to Khardung La Pass is usually jammed because of the small landslides and road repairs. Due to this issue, it takes 3 hours to travel on this windy road. The complete maintenance of this road to the pass is done by the Indian Army. Indian Army post, a temple and an army canteen are available on the way to Khardung La Pass. North Pullu is a small place selling tea and snacks near Khardungla Pass. Thick clumps of snow are usually found between the road of Khardungla Pass and North Pullu. Travel to this exciting place and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings.

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      The hotels provided were really not at all deluxe types. The one provided during the stay in pangong was very unclean...toilet was untidy and altogether uncomfortable. The hotel provided in the nubra valley was d best followed by the other hotel where we were shifted on the last day. Hotel arrangements needs a complete improvement We had the best driver who made the trip most memorable. The stay at nubrah valley was d best. Cleanliness and hospitality during the nubrah valley stay was the best.
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      Mumbai, 5 days ago

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      This trip was not just a visit to see around the beautiful landscape in Ladakh but also to get little familiar with the Buddhism culture and Tibetan refugees and to know and feel the efforts and sacrifices of Indian Army, the challenges they face to keep nation safe and how BRO and HIMANK Projects are making tourisim comfortable even at the altitudes of 18,000 ft. I must thank our driver Lapsong for his friendly behaviour his love toward nature and contributing to the cause to keep Ladakh clean and helping us to understand the life challenges in Ladakh. He was not just our driver but also turned as a very good photographer for us. He is very humble and honest in his behaviour. I must thank my tour operator Junaira from State Holidays for planning this trip for us. Overall it was a very good experience for us. I would like to give my feedback on following. Stay at Leh in Hotel Nalanda: Food at Hotel Nalanda was very good and staffs were very friendly and helpful but they need to change their spring beds which are not at all comfortable. Stay at Hunder: Himalayan eco resort in Nubra valley has a wonderful location but they need to improve their breakfast. Otherwise the location and the staffs are very friendly. Stay at Pangong: Our stay in the decided hotel was changed without informing us but the alternate arrangement was also good alongwith the food served and expected in such a remote location. Overall I will give 4 star to my trip experience. Ladakh trip will remain a unforgettable memory of our life. The mesmerizing nature won't let you blink your eyes on the way to Nubra valley while travelling alongwith the flow of Shyok river and going gentle on the mountain curves. Our visit to Hall of Fame & the Pangong lake was the best part of our trip and the morning walk on the shore of Pangong in the serene, peaceful and among the beautiful mountains with the snow on their cliffs was a real stress buster and makes one feel of the heaven.
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      Nubra and pangong hotels were good. Leh hotel was pathetic. Nubra Pangong Sangam Hall of fame
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      Thanks to Explarience, we were able to create so many memories and enjoy one of the most satisfying and joyful trips to Leh. We booked the trip in Jan and went by end of April. Emmanuel was the coordinator from the travel agency and he was very helpful in explaining the itinerary and giving us a very competitive quote. All the arrangements were very good and up to the mark. Sharing the overall positives and areas of improvement. What we liked : The hotel in Leh - Kidaar was superb. Everything was spot on - the location, people, services, food etc. This is was the best part of the trip. The Mountain Camp in Nubra was fine as well . In Pangong, since the tents were demolished , we were shifted to Pangong Residency Hotel, which was a blessing in disguise as it was extremely cold and would have been a nightmare to stay outdoors . In short, all accommodations were fine. The food was basic but tasty at Pangong and Numbra (Kidaar had a huge tasty spread for bkfast and dinner) and that's okay considering the adverse ,remote locations and the scarcity of necessities in these places. Our driver Stanzing Meyo was excellent driver with good knowledge around the places. You need skillful and dexterous drivers here as the roads are super dangerous. Overall, the goods weigh much over the issues we faced. What could be improved : We were not explicitly told that this was not really the season and hence it was supremely cold even in Leh. We did our study and found out the weather conditions and luckily carried the thermals that were a must on all days. We were stuck in Changla for 6 hrs and atleast 3 hours of it contributed to the low maintenance of the vehicle. The chains that were to be tied to the tyres were broken and it could not be fixed on the tyres and without it the vehicle could not brave the ice-ladden roads. These precautions or inspections of basics should be done before the trip starts. Nevertheless, the driver tried his best to get things going. Me, my husband and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed the trip and everything was very smooth from planning perspective. Thanks to the Explarience team. They did a great job. We would definitely recommend them to family and friends. In fact, we have already been getting queries from our friends and we are directing them to Explarience. Travel Triangle folks - No one contacted us to brief on anything except reminders for payments and a couple on times, when we wrote some concern mails when situation was not so good in the valley during Mar. We expected a better response from them.
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    Contact army or medical personnel for first-aid at Khardung La.

    Woollens and medicine for AMS, nausea, and headache are a must. If you’ve a medical condition, carrying oxygen cylinders are helpful.

    The distance between Khardung La and Leh is about 40 kilometres.

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