Chang La Pass
Located at Ladakh, the Chang La Pass is at a soaring altitude of 17,584 feet above the sea level and offers a fantastic view of the mountainous backdrop to the visitors.
The Chang La Pass is not only one of the highest mountain passes in India but also renowned as the third highest motorable road in the entire world. Connecting the Indus Valley to the Pangong Lake region, this pass is popular among adventure travelers.
The great Khardung La pass is located near the Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. Khardung La Pass on the Ladakh Ranges connects the Shyok and Nubra valleys at north of Leh. Khardung La is one of the highest motorable pass and one of the highest motorable road and seen many motorbike and mountain bike expeditions.
Dungri La Pass
Dungri La Pass (Mana Pass) connects India and Tibet. It is located in the Nanda Devi biosphere Reserve of the Zanskar mountain range in Uttarkhand. It has an elevation of 5,608 m (18,399 ft). The pass includes the Deotal Lake, from which river Saraswati originates and it is claimed to be the world's highest motor-able road constructed by Border Roads Organization. The pass is reached from south by NH58 that connects Delhi with Badrinath and Mana.
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Known for the rarefied air and brutal cold temperatures, the Debsa Pass is a high mountain pass of 5,360-metre (17,590 ft) in the Himalayas mountains that connects the Kullu and Spiti valley of Himachal Pradesh. The Spiti valley is a beautiful desert mountain land between India and Tibet. The pass runs around the Parbati river valley in Kullu.
Jelep La Pass is situated in the East Sikkim District at an elevation of 4,270 m (14,009 ft). The high mountain pass connects Sikkim, India to Lhasa of Tibet region. It is one of the scenic route with the forests of rhododendrons alongside of India and the Chumbi Valley on the Tibetan Plateau.
The bluish frozen mountainous Sela Pass is located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. It connects Tawang to rest of India through Tezpur and Guwahati at an elevation of 4,170 m (13,680 ft). It receives heavy snowfall throughout the year. The high altitude mountain pass is a very difficult terrain cross and the only Gateway to Tawang and Buddhist Tawang monastery.