Not So High Snow : Khardung La BlockedFebruary 25, 2009
Tribune today reports that up to 150 people were stranded yesterday at Khardung La. By the end of the day twenty had been evacuated down to Leh. The police post below the pass will restrict traffic until conditions improve.
Khardung La , the road pass between Ladakh and Nubra valley , runs up to 5350 meters . Zooming in Google Earth you can see the the shed with the often photographed sign :5351, within a few meters of what my GPS shows. It is invariably claimed to the world highest road at 18380 feet , some 5600 meters. Neither is correct. Wikipedia has a good article on the subject.