Best known as the gateway to the Nubra and Shyok valleys in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, the Khardung La Pass, commonly pronounced as Khardzong La, is a very important strategic pass into the Siachen glacier and claims to be the world's highest motorable pass at an elevation of 5,602 m.
Sunrises and sunsets are extraordinarily beautiful and captivating scenes when viewed from the top of the Leh Palace, and it is this aesthetic beauty and charm that attract tourists from all across the globe to come and pay a visit to this hidden gem in northern India. The palace looks even more stunning when it is lighted upon certain special occasions, such as Gardam Namchot festival when locals gather around the palace to celebrate the local festival.
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Khardung La is between May and October. This is the time when the pass is open.
Open and Closing Time
Timing: All days of the week: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee: INR 20 per person per day (Inner Line Permit)
Near By Attraction
Hotels available near Khardung La Pass
Application Availability Which Saves Some Money
Zomato, Swiggy(Provide lip-smacking food at a cheap price).
Uber, Ola(Provide 24/7 Cab Services).
Pitch your camp in the frosty region to feel the cold under the sky full of stars. If anyone wants to go camping nearby Khardung La - so there is Buddha point, it's 8km further far away from Khardung La towards Nubra valley. Though there is always an option to head to Leh for a more comfortable stay, however, camping near Khardung La will be something out of the box.
Start the travel to Nubra valley by passing through the Khardung La pass. Not only is this the safest way to reach the Nubra and Shyok valleys, but it is also the only way you can cover both places. Camping is only advised if traveling in a large group.
Enjoy your perfect food combo in the mountains, "Pahado wali chai and Maggi" at the highest cafeteria in the world at Khardung La. You can take snaps of holding the Maggi bowl or Chai cup and fancy the picture with an adorable caption mentioning the 2nd highest motorable pass in the world in it.