Nathu La, Sikkim
- 20 Feb 2021
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Recently, the Indian Army rescued several tourists caught in a snowstorm at Nathu La on the India-China border in Sikkim.
- Nathu La, one of the highest motorable roads in the world, is a mountain pass in the Himalayan peaks situated on the Indo-Tibetan border 14450 ft. above sea level.
- Nathu means 'listening ears', and La means 'pass'.
- It is an open trading border post between India and China.
- The other passes located in the state of Sikkim are Jelep La Pass, Donkia Pass, Chiwabhanjang Pass.
|Banihal Pass||Kashmir Valley with the outer Himalaya and the plains to the south.|
|Bara-Lacha-La Pass||Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh with Leh district in Ladakh.|
|Fotu La Pass||Leh with Kargil of Ladakh|
|Rohtang Pass||Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh.|
|Shipki La Pass||Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh with Autonomous Region of Tibet, China.|
|Jelep La Pass||Sikkim with Autonomous Region of Tibet, China.|
|Nathu La Pass||Sikkim with Autonomous Region of Tibet, China.|
|Lipu Lekh Pass||
Chaudans valley of India with Autonomous Region of Tibet, China. It is located close to the tri junction of Uttarakhand (India), China and Nepal.
|Khardung La||Ladakh with Siachen glacier. It is the highest motorable pass in the world.|
|Bom di La||It is in Arunachal Pradesh|