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Leh Ladakh – Land of the High Passes



Jun 03,2022

Ladakh, the “Land of High Passes”; this saying can be seen everywhere on the internet but very few know about the deep meaning behind it. The northern most region of the country, Ladakh is home to some of the highest mountains. The passes are not just the tallest in India but are considered as the tallest passes worldwide. Ladakh is home not only a few but 20 passes that makes it the Land of High Passes. “La” means Passes and “Dhak” means numerous, and thus Ladakh is known as the “Land of High Passes”.

Here are the highest and best mountain passes of Ladakh that prove why Ladakh is indeed called as the Land of High Passes:

Zoji La – Dare to Drive

Zoji La is a fairly daring and exhilarating pass for nature lovers as the green valleys are taken over by sterile cliffs and here the winter never seems to end. Roughly 11757 feet above the sea level, Zoji La is one of the most famed mountain passes in Ladakh. Besides the tourist attraction, this pass also holds high strategic value as it lies on the National Highway or popularly known as the Srinagar-Leh highway which connects Ladakh with the rest of India. This pass is a must visit for all the adventure lovers and nature lovers as it also offers a stunning picturesque view of the plush green forests laden with snow.