The Greater Himalayas on one side and the Indus deep down the other, the graveled uneven roads makes this one of the most dangerous Himalayan passes.Its tough to imagine, that in the not-too-distant past, a ferocious war was fought right here.
The only pass on the only motor-able road that connects Zanskar valley to the rest of the country.On a regular day, one wouldn’t cross more than 15 vehicles throughout the stretch of the 250 km gravel road that connects Padum in Zanskar with Kargil.
The first pass after Kargil on the Srinagar-Leh highway, also a part of NH1-D.
The last and the highest pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway. The roads are in an excellent condition and it is a pleasure to drive.
So you think you are almost there. Its a new day. Before noon, you’ll be walking along the Beas in Manali.But before that – there is the Rohtang. A monster of a pass on the Leh-Manali route. A pass no driver will cross in the night, the most talked about stretch in the entire journey.