Zojila Pass-Gateway to Ladakh
Zojila pass in the western section of the Himalayan mountain ranges is located on the Indian National Highway one between Srinagar and Leh. Zoji pass is termed as the gateway to the majestic Ladakh. The pass is 9 kms from Sonamarg and is an important link between Ladakh and Kashmir around 3528m that is 11, 649 ft. above the sea level. This pass is considered to be the second highest pass after Fotu La on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway.
You are going to have an amazing view of the mighty Himalayan Mountains, once you reach the pass, which makes the ride worth. This pass witnesses the heaviest snowfall during the winters and thus, remains closed to traffic for around six months in a year. Zojila also overlooks snowcapped summits and dense jungles, besides the lush green Dras valley. While driving towards Zojila, travelers are expected to be centered between Kashmir basin on one side and Dras on the other. The lifeline of Ladakh is the 434 kms long highway stretch.