h1

Not So High Snow : Khardung La Blocked

February 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 on Google Earth

Khardung La on Google Earth

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. 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.

Khardung La on WikiMapia.

About these ads

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 69 other followers

%d bloggers like this: