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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 panoramas to all 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. 

Most tourists across the world come to Ladakh for a road trip to witness the beauty of the surrounding. Ladakh road trip is all about driving past the crisscross passes and exploring the true essence of beauty. Ladakh offers many mountain passes; the most popular among them include Khardung La Pass- Highest Motorable Pass globally, Baralacha pass, Chang La, Fotu La, Namika La, Tanglangla Pass, and Zoji La. As these passes are at extremely high altitudes in the mountains, the locals have built temples where fluttering prayer flags and hanging bells can be seen.