A Quick Glance Of The Himalayas Main Passes
Post on 09,February 2016   5:00 AM
By - PolyEyes Staff
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The mighty Himalayas stand like a wall providing little opportunity to cross, yet there are some passes across it which offer passes to cross it.

 ★ JAMMU AND KASHMIR ▶

Mintaka Pass- Tri junction of Indo -China -Afghanistan. 

Parpik Pass- Joins north Kashmir to China.

Khunjerab Pass-  Indo-China Border access between Kashmir and China. 

Aghil Pass- Join Ladakh with Xuijang (Sui k iang) province of China . It remains snow covered during the winter. Closed November to May. 

Banihal Pass- Situated in Pir -Panjal Range.

 - Jawahar Tunnel (11km )links Jammu in south and Srinagar in north.

Chang-La - Joins Ladakh with Tibet. 

Khardung La - Near Leh in Ladakh Range. World highest mortable road pass.

Lanak La - India China border , Akasai -chin area in Jammu and Kashmir. Connects Ladakh and Lhasa. A road connecting Xinjang Province with Tibet has been constructed by Chinese .

Pir-Panjal - Shortest and easiest metal road between Jammu and Kashmir Valley . But this route had to be closed down as a result of the partition of the subcontinent. 

Qara Tag La- Situated on Indo China Border, provides passage offshoot of great Silk Route. 

Imis La- Indo-China border joins Ladakh with Tibet. 

Pensi La- Vital link between Kashmir valley and Kargil.

Zoji La- Important link between Srinagar at one side and Kargil and Leh on the other side. NH -1D passes through , BRO looks after NH 1D.


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