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Test Your Driving Skills in These 5 High Mountain Passes in India

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Majestic snow-capped mountains, deep ravines, narrow and curving roads and humming engines – if just the thought of it is enough to send a wave of adrenaline through your body, then you must be a driving enthusiast. Such sheer mountainous beauty is in abundance across India. Its mountain passes are famous among driving enthusiasts and those embarking on road trips. Test your driving skills and see how you fare in these dangerously beautiful mountain passes of India.

1) Dungri LaDungri La

Dungri La is situated in the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve. The Chaukhamba mountain summit, visible from the motor-able road, provides a breathtaking view. The landscapes of Uttarakhand make this one of the most beautiful mountain passes in India. Also known as Mana Pass, Dungri La is not open for civilians and is used by armed forces as a supply route. It requires a special permission from the authorities for you to be able to drive up there.

Route: Rudraprayag – Badrinath – Mana Village – Ghastoli – Rattokona – Jagrao – Deotal Lake – Dungri La.

GoFro Tip: The best time to visit is May-November.


2) Khardung LaKhardung La pass

Formerly the highest motor-able road in the world, this majestic route still holds its place as one of the most adventurous passes. The route is tricky, landscapes barren, settlements scattered and the cold bitter. All these things make for a fine adventure.

Route: Manali – Rohtang – Keylong – Baralacha – Lachung La – Tanglang Pass – Leh – Khardung La

GoFro Tip: The best time to visit is between May and October.

Suggested Read: 5 Unforgettable Road trips to Take in India


3) Chang La PassChang La Pass

Chang La Pass provides a unique mixture of adventure and silence. It is the third highest mountain pass in India and is considered the gateway to Chanthang plateau. It is replete with natural beauty and considerably less tiring for both men and machines. Notable places to visit on the Chang La are the Hemis monastery and the Pangong Lake.

Route: The way to reach Chang La pass is the same as that for Khardung La upto Karu, where a right turn leads to Chang La.

GoFro Tip: The best time to visit is between May and October.


4) Rohtang PassRohtang pass

Located in the Pir Panjal range, Rohtang Pass is a common route to take for trips to Khardung La. However, Rohtang is worth a visit on its own. Home to the Beas Kund temple and Buddhist shrine, the spot affords stunning views of the snow-capped mountains.

Route: Manali – Palchn – Kothi – Marhi – Rohtang.

GoFro Tip: Best time to visit is from May to November.


5) Nathu La PassNathu La pass

Nathu la pass lies in Sikkim and is located about 56 km from Gangtok. The pass is an epitome of natural beauty. The road isn’t in exactly the best of conditions yet, but the scenic beauty of the place makes up for it. Places to visit include Tsongo Lake, Chumbi valley, and the War memorial.

Route: Gangtok – Tsongo Lake – Nathu La

GoFro Tip: Best time to visit is from May to November.


It is rightly said that life is measured not by the expanse of wealth but by the expanse of experiences. The adventures in the beautiful mountain passes of India is a must. So, what are you waiting for? Get to your vehicles and zoom down this adrenaline-fueled expedition!

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Author: GoFro Travelers’ Network

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