Khardung La Pass is a high mountain pass located in the Ladakh region in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The pass on the Ladakh Range lies North of Leh and is the gateway to enter the Shyok and Nubra Valleys. It is not very often that one can get the opportunity to drive on a road which is situated at an altitude of 18,380 ft Khardungla Pass is the highest motorable road in India. Built in 1976 it was opened to the motor vehicles in 1988 and since then it has seen many motor biking and mountain biking expeditions. The Khardung La Pass is maintained by Border Roads Organization and is strategically very important to India as it is used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier.
To explore the pristine valleys which are very close to Tibet and near the borderline with Pakistan administered Kashmir a special inner- line pass is required to travel in this region. The pass is draped with snow in winters which is up to 10 ft with temperatures falls -40 degrees. In summers the average temperature ranges up to 20 degrees. The weather can turn even worse suddenly so the visitors need to be prepares for all of a sudden changes in climatic conditions. On passing through Khardung La Pass is no doubt a breath taking experience for the visitors with Ladakh range on the South and Karakoram to the North with snow capped mountain peaks at almost touching distance all around.