Views from Hambotingla Pass near Kargil in Ladakh

The images here were taken at the 13202 feet high Hambotingla Pass on the way from Alchi to Kargil at around half past five in the evening shortly before the sun set. Enjoy.

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  1. Hi

    Read all ur articles they r extremely informative and a good idea to start such a site….I am interested in visiting leh by road…tell me if it is safe to take kids or elderly people along?

    Thanks & Regards

  2. Hi Vinita,

    Thanks for your feedback to the site. Am glad you find it useful.

    I don’t see any problem for kids and the elderly to go along by road. One has to take care of getting acclimatised over the first few days, but that is not very age dependent. I have seen people of all age groups enjoying themselves. As long as you keep yourself warm and have a lot of water, you should be fine. But then again, altitude sickness can hit even the most seasoned and fit of travellers. Fortunately, there is help available at most places should there be a need for one.

    Enjoy your travels.

    Cheers… Ajay

  3. Awesome images.
    How did you manage to go there? Did you need any permission from Army?. Last time I visited Kullu-Manali and wanted to go to Rohtang pass but was stopped at Army check point, civilians not allowed further.

  4. Hi Ajay,

    There is no restriction here – I am surprised you were stopped. Once a week (I think it’s Monday) you are not allowed to go to Rohtang – but they allow you through if you are going beyond that to Ladakh.
    Would you like to join us on some of our future journeys? Sign up for FREE at Club Kunzum:
    Look forward to seeing you on Kunzum more often. Cheers…Ajay

  5. I enjoyed looking at your photos of Kargil. My parents & I spent three years there/1943-47. We traveled by pony and stopped at Dak Bungalows to rest at night and for meals. There were no hotels. It took us almost two weeks to get there. I was a toddler. However, I remember the Seru river, Polo matches in Push Kum & the great moment when we crossed the Zozilla pass. If you have any more pics of the place I would love to see them.


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