The Khardungla pass is known to be the gateway to Nubra Valley. This pass is also referred to as the highest motorable passes in the world and is visited by a lot many numbers of motoring enthusiasts. The pass is located at an altitude of 5,359 meters and was originally opened in the year 1988. The pass is well known as Mecca for the biking lovers as the ride is considered to be one of the most comprehensive as well as taxing ride. The pass is usually decked up in a coat of thick snow all throughout the year long. The term Khardungla, refers to the “Pass of Lower Castle”, and this is a tourist place which is must to be seen in your travel itinerary, while visiting Leh. The place is quite thrilling and beautiful and one can indulge in many activities like a Yak ride. However you need to be a little careful here as the oxygen levels at this place are quite low, because of a higher altitude. People get exhausted here very soon and the oxygen intake can even lead to several health problems which even include unconsciousness.