Common questions

Why is Zojila Pass dangerous?


Why is Zojila Pass dangerous?

The Zojila Pass also leaves many shivering with sheer nervousness. This is the reason why it is the riskiest pass of this region. During a storm, the pass turns an unformidable place to visit as it gets extremely muddy and challenging to drive. If you wish to visit this pass then it is advisable to take a car.

Is Zojila Pass open?

The current status of the Zojila Pass is open. The road was declared closed in November 2020 after it started to snow heavily. For now, if you want to travel to Ladakh from Srinagar by road, you can continue with your plans. The hotels in Manali, Ladakh, and Srinagar have started to accept tourists as well.

Which pass is entry to Ladakh?

Namikala pass is the entry gate to Kargil region and is also one of the most prominent passes in Ladakh. Extensive barren lands, snow-clad peaks and superb views make your journey on this pass worth-while.

Where is Burzil pass and Zojila Pass located?

The Burzil Pass (el. 4,100 m (13,500 ft)) is an ancient pass in northern Pakistan, and is part of the historic caravan route between Srinagar and Gilgit….

Burzil Pass
Location Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Range Himalayas
Coordinates 34°54′00″N 75°06′00″ECoordinates: 34°54′00″N 75°06′00″E
Location in Gilgit-Baltistan

Do we need pass for Ladakh?

First of all, yes you do need a permit for visiting Ladakh. It is a mandatory pass without which, you will not be able to visit most of the places in Ladakh. The formal name of this document is ‘Inner Line Permit’ and it can either be obtained in person from the SDM office in Leh City; or from an online portal.

Is Passport required for Leh Ladakh?

For most places on the tourist circuit in Ladakh post May 2014, Indian nationals no longer require Inner Line Permits (ILP). Post May 2014, any valid ID proof like driving license, Aadhar card, Indian passport, PAN card etc will act as your permit for Ladakh.

What is the length of Zojila tunnel?

14.15 km
Country’s longest road tunnel The length of Zojila tunnel is 14.15 km. Once completed, it will be India’s longest road tunnel, and Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel.

How can I plan a budget for Leh Ladakh?

Tips on Budget Trip to Ladakh

  1. Travel in April/May OR August/September to save cost.
  2. Commute & Stay in Group of 3 to 5 on your Ladakh budget trip.
  3. On the Spot Deals for Accommodation & Taxis.
  4. Wisely Choose your Accommodation & its location.
  5. Wisely choose the Places to Eat.

Where is the Zoji La pass in Ladakh?

Zojila Pass: Ladakh Travel Guide. Located on the Indian National Highway 1 between Srinagar and Leh, is Zoji La pass, in the western section of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Around 3528 m (11, 649 ft) above the sea level, the pass is 9 kms from Sonamarg and is an important link between Ladakh and Kashmir.

Which is the most important mountain pass in Ladakh?

Nestled on National highway 1 between Srinagar and Leh, Zoji La is an important mountain pass. Around 3528 m (11, 649 ft) above the sea level, the pass separates the Kashmir Valley from Drass Valley. It lies 9 km away from Sonamarg and is an important link between Ladakh and Kashmir.

What is the elevation of Zojila Pass in India?

Lying at an elevation of 3,528 meters, the pass is situated in the principal Himalayan Mountain Range on the Srinagar-Leh Highway or National Highway 1D. The Zozila Pass is considered as one of the riskiest passes in this area.

How long is the road to Zoji La?

The pass, also known as Zojila or Zoji La, sits on the way from Baltal and Matayen. The winding road is 25.8 km long. It’s so narrow that a car can fit through and heavy vehicles find difficult to manoeuvre due to incline and narrow road width. The drive is a bit nerve wrecking.