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About Zoji La

High mountain pass at an elevation of 3,528 meters. It is often closed during winter, driving through the pass in winter means driving between thick walls of ice on both sides.

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16.54km from Zoji La

Sonamarg, which means ‘meadow of gold’ has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. The Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river. In late April when Sonamarg is open for road transport, the visitors can have access to snow which is furnished all over like a white carpet. Private vehicles are not allowed. Visitors have to hire taxi .

Thajiwas glacier, Sonmarg, Kashmir

Thajiwas glacier at an altitude of 9,186 feet is a striking silvery scene set against emerald meadows and a clear blue sky. In summers, you can take a half-day hike to numerous waterfalls around this glacier. The road will be long and the journey hard but the captivating views make it worthwhile. On the way, have a friendly match with the local Gujjar kids who are almost always ready for a friendly snowball fight!



32.59km from Zoji La

Pahalgam is one of the famous health resorts of Jammu and Kashmir State. It is situated in the north east of District Anantnag among lofty hills covered with evergreen forests. Its cool invigorating and pleasant climate, the melodious flow of Lidder Nallah attract tourists not only from within the country but also from abroad as well. It is also an important transit camp on the way to holy Amar Nath Ji Cave, which is 72 Kms away from the District Head-Quarter.

Tarsar Lake

Tarsar Lake

33.62km from Zoji La

The Tarsar Lake or Tar Sar is an almond-shaped, oligotrophic alpine lake situated in the Kashmir Valley, specifically in Aru, Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Kargil War Memorial

Kargil War Memorial

35.39km from Zoji La

Evoking a feeling of nationalism and patriotism at one glance, Kargil war memorial is a must visit attraction in Kargil. The memorial is built to honor the soldiers who fought bravely in the Kargil war against Pakistan. At the memorial house, one can see picture description of the major event that took place during the war and army personals who lost their lives. Additionally, the memorial has Sandstone wall where the name of all the soldiers who are inscribed.

Gadsar Lake

Gadsar Lake

41.1km from Zoji La

The Gadsar Lake or the Yemsar Lake also called as the valley of flowers is a picturesque, alpine high altitude oligotrophic lake in Kashmir valley at an elevation of 3600 metres. It has a max. length of 0.85 kilometres and max. width of 0.76 kilometres.

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Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. Most of it lies in the Himalayan mountain ranges, at an average height of 3,000 meters. One of the sparsely populated regions in India

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Subash Ckd

Subash Ckd

Once you decide to travel to zero point or further up towards Leh, you are bound to travel through rugged dusty roads which passes through zojila pass..This is one the most difficult roads to navigate as the roads are very narrow with mountains on one side & deep valley on the other. The pass is broken mostly at places where the glacial water is melting and coming on the road. The view of Baltal from Zoji La is breath taking. There are sections where only one vehicle can pass and the numerous cabs and trucks passing through (both ways) are all keen to get through first. All this makes for a very scary ride - sit on the valley side for a truly thrilling experience. on this route that takes you from Sonamarg to Zero point and onwards to Drass, Kargil and Leh.


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