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Last year I did road tripping between Jammu to Srinagar to Kargil and then Kargil to Leh. I enjoyed seeing the grand beauty of this region. Sharing some details of the passes that I crossed enroute.
Srinagar – LEH Highway
Zoji La - 11,500ft (3,505m)
If you travel to #Ladakh by road from #Srinagar, the capital of #Jammu and #Kashmir, you can see panoramic vistas of the #Himalayan landscape. The 434 Km long road crosses the Zoji La Pass which is 11,500ft (3,505m) high. As you cross the pass, there is a striking change in the landscape, since the forested hills of Kashmir are left behind and the bare mountains of the #Drass region appear. The Zoji La Pass is snowbound in winter and this route is only open during the summer months from June to September.
Pensi La – 14,436ft (4,400m)
Pensi La is a mountain pass in the Zanskar region of Ladakh. It is known as the Gateway to Zanskar, as it connects the Suru Valley region to the Zanskar Valley region. The summit at this end of the #Suru Valley is 23,005ft (7,012m) high, while the mountain to the north is 22,549ft (6,873m). The pass is about 25 km from #Rangdum Monastery.
Namika La - 12,200ft (3,719m)
Situated at a height of 12,200ft (3,719m), Namika La is on the road from #Mulbek Valley to the #Lamayuru #Monastery in the Himalayan Zanskar Range along the Srinagar-Leh highway. In Mulbek you can see an immense rock carving of the #Maitreya #Buddha and a #Gompa perched high on a cliff overlooking the village.
Fotu La – 13,478ft (4,108m)
Fotu La is a mountain pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway in the Himalayan Zanskar Range. At an elevation of 13,478ft (4,108m), it is the highest point on the highway, surpassing the famed Zoji La. Fotu La is one of two high mountain passes between Leh and Kargil, the other being Namika La. Moving eastwards, the highway begins to descend towards the town of Lamayuru after Fotu La. There is a Prasar Bharati television relay station serving Lamayuru located on the pass.
#MountainPass #ZojilaPass #PensilaPass #NamiklaPass #FotulaPass #zanskarvalley