Most Dangerous roads In Jammu & Kashmir -
Most Dangerous roads In Jammu & Kashmir
Posted 06 Apr 2017 05:40 PM

1. Khardung La pass:

Claimed to be the highest motorable pass in the world, Khardung La reaches at a height of around 5602 m and is located in Ladakh region of India. The road looks scary for the easily invincible height but the zealous souls often dare to take the challenge of a motor bike ride in this pass. Khardung La lies on the Caravan Route which was once the popular Silk treading route between India and China. The route is stretched from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia.
Listed in Guinness book of world records, Khardung La pass is believed to be the highest motor-able road in the world. Local inhabitants claim that its actual height is 5,602 meter while its actual height is 5,359 meters above sea level. It is situated in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir State in India. These roads are not paved and are slippery due to the frozen ice and dirt mix. The road has a narrow trail with deep valleys on one side. There are steep drops along the entire route and weather conditions. At times, might make harsh conditions.

2. Chang La :

The Chang La is the main gateway to the Changthang Plateau located in Indian Himalaya. It has an elevation of around 5,360 m and claimed to be the third highest motorable pass in the world. Located in Ladakh region this route lies on the way to Pangong Lake from Leh. This 134 km long route remains snow-covered throughout the year and due to its extreme height one can feel scarcity of oxygen.
Having literal meaning “Pass towards the South”, Chang La pass is the third highest motor-able route in the world. The pass is at an altitude of 5,360 meters, situated in Ladakh, India. The road lies in the way to Pangong Lake from Leh and is also the gateway to Changthang Plateau in Himalayas. It is 134 Kilometer in long and has a quite cold and chilling climate with less oxygen. The pass is covered with snow throughout the year.

3. Leh-Manali Highway:

Perhaps the riskiest ever highway in the country - Leh-Manali route spans over a length of 479km and connects Jammu and Kashmir state of India to Manali in Himachal Pradesh. This snow covered road is enclosed with lofty mountains on both the sides which makes it prone to landslides.
At an altitude of 3,538 meters above sea level, Zoji La Pass is one the important and most dangerous mountain pass in the India. The pass is traversed by Srinagar-Leh Highway. The road is very narrow and easily gets muddy during rains and becomes impassible during or after Storms. The heavy snowfall, violent winds and frequent landslides make it one of the riskiest passes in the Himalayas.

4. Zoji La road:

Traversed by the Srinagar-Leh Highway, Zoji La Pass is one of the most dangerous mountain passes in India. The pass is located at an altitude of around 3538m and easily gets muddy during rainy season which makes it hard to pass. Heavy snow storms, strong winds and regular landslides make this route a perilous one in the Himalaya.

5. Killar Kishtwar road and River Chandrabhaga.

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