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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.

Key Points

  • 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.

Pass Link/Features
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

Source: TH

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