Indian Army recently rescued several tourists caught in a snowstorm at Nathu La on the India and China border in Sikkim.

  • The Nathu La is the one of the highest motorable roads in the world. It is a mountain pass in the Himalayan peaks situated on the Indo-Tibetan border 14450 feet above sea level.
  • The Nathu means ‘listening ears’, and La means ‘pass’.
  • Nathu La is an open trading border post between India and China.
  • The other passes located in Sikkim are Jelep La Pass, Donkia Pass, Chiwabhanjang Pass.
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Banihal PassKashmir Valley with the outer Himalaya and the plains to the south.
Bara-Lacha-La PassThe Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh with Ladakh’s Leh district.
Fotu La PassLeh with Kargil of Ladakh
Rohtang PassKullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh.
Shipki La PassKinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh with Autonomous Region of Tibet, China.
Jelep La PassSikkim with Autonomous Region of Tibet (ART), China.
Nathu La PassSikkim with Autonomous Region of Tibet (ART), China.
Lipu Lekh PassChaudans valley of India with Autonomous Region of Tibet, China. It is located close to the tri junction of Uttarakhand , China and Nepal.
Khardung LaLadakh with Siachen glacier. It is the highest motorable pass in the world.
Bom di LaBom di La is in Arunachal Pradesh

Army rescues tourists from Nathu La Army rescues tourists from Nathu La