Boizardin La

Dare to drive the dangerous Boizardin La

Boizardin La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.298m (17,381ft) above the sea level, located in Leh District, Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

The winding road to the summit, also known as Nurbu La, is unpaved. Only 4x4 vehicles. It's a military road totally closed to civilians.The pass is 17.4 km (10.81 miles) long, running east-west from Nerbole, a small village to Ukdungle, a small Indian Army military compound. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. It plummets as low as -55 C in the winters. The weather deteriorates frequently with strong icy winds. This strategic road has been constructed as a part of Indian Army ‘s drive to provide faster connectivity to the sensitive Demchok zone and assumes great strategic significance in consideration with recent disputes with Chinese military and advances being made by them along the Indo-Chinese border.

 

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