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Mountain Passes in Ladakh

Extremely well-known as the ‘land of passes’, Ladakh owes its name to the high altitude mountain passes that crisscross through its landscape. ‘La’ means Passes and ‘Dhak’ means many. Ladakh offers breathtaking views and panorama to all the travelers. The numerous mountain passes of Ladakh make it a favorite destination for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. These beautiful mountain passes act as natural gateways to the land of alluring monasteries, serene lakes and craggy mountains, making Ladakh an ideal destination for adventure enthusiasts.

People from all across the globe visit the destination for a road trip. Ladakh road trip is all about driving past the criss-cross passes and exploring the true essence of beauty.  Ladakh offers many mountain passes; the most popular amongst them include Khardung La Pass- Highest Motorable Pass in the world, Chang La, Fotu La, Namika La, Tanglangla Pass and Zoji La. As these passes are on extremely high altitudes in the mountains, the locals have built temples here where fluttering prayer flags and hanging bells can be seen.