An epic and enthralling road to Kharbu La

Kharbu La is a high mountain pass, standing at an elevation of 3,509m (11,512ft) above sea level, located in the Ladakh region of India.

Kharbu La

Is the road through Kharbu La challenging?

Situated to the east of Shashi La, the road to the summit is entirely unpaved and quite steep (maximum gradient 10%), with some narrow sections. It's known as Shashila Road, and a 4x4 vehicle is required.

How long is the road to Kharbu La?

The pass is 34.9 km (21.68 miles) long, running east-west from Shakardo to Chulichan. The drive offers incredible views of the Pakistan border, the Nun Kun range in the southwest, Karakoram ranges in the north, and Kashmir ranges in the west.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Neeti Bassi