Khardung La, at an elevation of 5,359 m (17,582 feet) above the sea level, is a high mountain pass located in the Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The narrow dirt road to reach the pass was built in 1976 and it was opened to motor vehicles in 1988.
The ascent to Khardungla is highly unpredictable. But after reaching the top you would be filled with a sense of achievement. The view of snowy mountains is amazing! Even the entire route to this pass has many mountains which have snow on them, and you can see the roads on other hills from here. It gives you a feeling that you are at a great height indeed.
How to enjoy Khardung La
Hire a bike and travel to Khardung La from Leh or bring your own vehicle and travel to this peak. You can book a cab from Leh to travel to Khardung la. Bikers from all over the world visit Khardung La to enjoy the beauty of Ladakh. You can take a bicycle to the hilltop by vehicle and come down the hill enjoying the snow and hill roads. Whatever mode you travel it is better to start around 8 AM from Leh. On the way, you have to register and take inner line permit to visit these border areas.