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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 road to the summit is military. It is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy. Only 4x4 vehicles. The area is totally closed to civilians. There is a real risk of AMS (altitude-mountain-sickness) and death due to Pulmonary Edema and Cerebral Edema. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. 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 Indo-Chinese border.

 

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