Motorable Passes of Ladakh

Admin01

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This may not be the thread to post it, but what is the distance between Sankoo and Drass via Umba La? Google maps doesn't give this route.
As per master ji, it would be around 90 km. The route is badly maintained and will take a long time cover, likely longer than if you take the Kargil route and you won't find any help en route. Also this is bear country, so please keep that in mind as well.

37

Very strategic point it is
There are many hidden bunkers on the other road at the bends.
Yes.
 

Alpha

Going to Neverland
Rezang La- 33.4195077,78.8495455

Awesome. Confirmed it with a couple of army maps, this looks to be right.
The road on the right is named Rezang La road on Maps.
First post updated with a new map marking 3 more passes, for a total of 37.


Yes, it seems the road at the pass isn't shown as connected to that road for some reason. But that is the actual location of the pass.
37

Very strategic point it is
There are many hidden bunkers on the other road at the bends.
do we have the actual pass under Indian control? I am under the impression that the pass is under Chinese occupation now.
 

Admin01

Administrator
do we have the actual pass under Indian control? I am under the impression that the pass is under Chinese occupation now.
It is under Indian control as far as I know. Just that it is a forward post, so tourists will never be allowed to go there.
 

Admin01

Administrator
38th pass, Kaobal Gali added to the map. It connects Gurez with Drass, bypassing Zoji La. Although this road isn't open for civilians, a motorsport club from Kashmir had gotten permission to use it earlier this. Sadly though, the plan couldn't materialize, due to bad weather. Hopefully, one day, this route would be opened up for civilians.
 
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