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Passes of Himachal Pradesh
Bara Lacha Pass – It is situated in J&K (Zaskar Range) and
Connects Leh (Ladakh district) with Lahaul and Spiti of
Himachal Pradesh. Near below the Baralacha-la is having
a beautiful emerald lake the Suraj tal, the source of the
river Bhaga. Bhaga is a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or
Chenab river.
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Passes of Himachal Pradesh
Bara Lacha Pass – It is situated in J&K (Zaskar Range) and
Connects Leh (Ladakh district) with Lahaul and Spiti of
Himachal Pradesh. Near below the Baralacha-la is having
a beautiful emerald lake the Suraj tal, the source of the
river Bhaga. Bhaga is a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or
Chenab river.
Rohtang Pass – It is a high mountain pass on the Pir Panjal Range of the
Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with
the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. Thus, also considered
as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley. The pass also acts as a
cultural divide between the Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture,
and the arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist
culture. sins. It is a gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal
Pradesh. The name Rohtang means 'ground of corpses' due to the
number of people who lost their lives while crossing this difficult
mountain range.
Shipki La Pass - It is located in Kinnaur district in the state of Himachal
Pradesh, and connects India with Tibet. The pass is one of India's
border posts for trade with Tibet along with Nathu La in Sikkim, and
Lipulekh in Uttarakhand. The river Sutlej enters India (from Tibet) near
this pass. The road is an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road.
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Passes of Himachal Pradesh
Bara Lacha Pass – It is situated in J&K (Zaskar Range) and
Connects Leh (Ladakh district) with Lahaul and Spiti of
Himachal Pradesh. Near below the Baralacha-la is having
a beautiful emerald lake the Suraj tal, the source of the
river Bhaga. Bhaga is a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or
Chenab river.
Rohtang Pass – It is a high mountain pass on the Pir Panjal Range of the
Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with
the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. Thus, also considered
as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley. The pass also acts as a
cultural divide between the Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture,
and the arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist
culture. sins. It is a gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal
Pradesh. The name Rohtang means 'ground of corpses' due to the
number of people who lost their lives while crossing this difficult
mountain range.
Shipki La Pass - It is located in Kinnaur district in the state of Himachal
Pradesh, and connects India with Tibet. The pass is one of India's
border posts for trade with Tibet along with Nathu La in Sikkim, and
Lipulekh in Uttarakhand. The river Sutlej enters India (from Tibet) near
this pass. The road is an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road.
Passes of Uttarakhand
Lipu-Lekh Pass- It is a tri-corner pass in the high altitude of himalayas. It
is an international pass betwen Nepal , Tibet and India. The Kailash
Mansarovar Yatra, a Hinduism pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Lake
Manasarovar, traverses this pass. The pass is firstIndian border post to
be opened for trade with China in 1992. This was followed by the
opening of Shipki La, Himachal Pradesh in 1994 and Nathu La, Sikkim
in 2006. Presently, Lipulekh pass is open for cross-border trade every
year from June through September.
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Passes of Himachal Pradesh
Bara Lacha Pass – It is situated in J&K (Zaskar Range) and
Connects Leh (Ladakh district) with Lahaul and Spiti of
Himachal Pradesh. Near below the Baralacha-la is having
a beautiful emerald lake the Suraj tal, the source of the
river Bhaga. Bhaga is a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or
Chenab river.
Rohtang Pass – It is a high mountain pass on the Pir Panjal Range of the
Himalayas around 51 km from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with
the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh. Thus, also considered
as the gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley. The pass also acts as a
cultural divide between the Kullu Valley with a primarily Hindu culture,
and the arid high-altitude Lahaul and Spiti valleys with a Buddhist
culture. sins. It is a gateway to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal
Pradesh. The name Rohtang means 'ground of corpses' due to the
number of people who lost their lives while crossing this difficult
mountain range.
Shipki La Pass - It is located in Kinnaur district in the state of Himachal
Pradesh, and connects India with Tibet. The pass is one of India's
border posts for trade with Tibet along with Nathu La in Sikkim, and
Lipulekh in Uttarakhand. The river Sutlej enters India (from Tibet) near
this pass. The road is an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road.
Passes of Uttarakhand
Lipu-Lekh Pass- It is a tri-corner pass in the high altitude of himalayas. It
is an international pass betwen Nepal , Tibet and India. The Kailash
Mansarovar Yatra, a Hinduism pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Lake
Manasarovar, traverses this pass. The pass is firstIndian border post to
be opened for trade with China in 1992. This was followed by the
opening of Shipki La, Himachal Pradesh in 1994 and Nathu La, Sikkim
in 2006. Presently, Lipulekh pass is open for cross-border trade every
year from June through September.
Mana Pass - Is a mountain pass in the Himalayas on the border
between India and Tibet. It appears to now be one of the highest
vehicle-accessible pass in the world, containing a road
constructed in the 2005-2010 period for the Indian military by the
Border Roads Organisation. Mana Pass is located within the
Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and 52 km north of the Hindu
pilgrimage town of Badrinath in Uttarakhand. It is the source of
Saraswati River, the longest tributary of Alaknanda River. The pass
is reached from the south by an extension of India National
Highway 7 (NH-7, old number NH-58) that connects Fazilka with
Badrinath.
Niti Pass – It is located in the Nandadevi Biosphere
Reserve. Niti is the last village of the Chamoli district and
is adjoining the Indo-Tibetan Border. Places of spiritual
significance like Joshimath and Tapovan came in the
waytowardsNitiPass
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