Khardung La Travel Guide
For all you adventure seekers, Khardung – La is the dream destination! Just out from a picture postcard, the untouched beauty of this rugged land will win your heart in one look. It is an ideal getaway destination for riders, photographers, history lovers, and explorers. Enjoy quiet time in the lap of nature surrounded by mighty Himalayas and recharge yourself.
It is indeed a one of its kind experience visiting this beautiful land. The best part about Khardung – La is that the entire journey is nothing less than sightseeing. Each frame is stunning. Wide road, clean air, and stars above, Khardung – La makes a great camping site. The only thing to keep in mind is that you need a couple of days to acclimatize to the weather and altitude, so add them to your itinerary.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
10°C to 30°C
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(July to Sep)
10°C to 15°C
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A Drive On Top of the World!
More known as the gateway to Nubra and Shyok valleys, Khardzong La or Khardung La Pass in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir is a dream destination for riders and adventure tourists. Perched on the Greater Himalayas, the highest upthrow of Khardung La, as per new-age smart gadgets is 17, 582 feet, challenging the traditional reading. The road is maintained by the Border Road Organization. This high mountain pass offers breathtaking views of the valley and the roads winding up the mountain. The clean air, scenic panaroma and the feeling of being on top of the world, definitely makes Khardung La a dream destination.
The travel to reach and cross the pass, all of it together make tour. It is unlike any other destination where you reach and check-in into a comfy accommodation and do sightseeing. The entire journey here is sightseeing.
When here, one has to be honor the command of the mountains. Being much higher on altitude, acute mountain sickness (AMS) amongst travels is a risk. So, ensure to give enough time, around 2 days, to your body to acclimatize to the thin air, high altitude and environs. Stay in Leh town for two days and then start your tour towards Khardung La. It is necessary to settle your body to adjust to the high-altitude air pressure conditions and low levels of oxygen in atmosphere. It is seen a number of times that even after decent acclimatization period, tourist show signs of AMS and it is strictly advisable not to continue your journey under such situations. Rather, it will be wise to descend immediately to lower altitude.
All set and done, this place is one of its kind in the world and worthy of every effort.