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.
|Banihal Pass||Kashmir Valley with the outer Himalaya and the plains to the south.|
|Bara-Lacha-La Pass||The Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh with Ladakh’s Leh district.|
|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 (ART), China.|
|Nathu La Pass||Sikkim with Autonomous Region of Tibet (ART), China.|
|Lipu Lekh Pass||Chaudans valley of India with Autonomous Region of Tibet, China. It is located close to the tri junction of Uttarakhand , China and Nepal.|
|Khardung La||Ladakh with Siachen glacier. It is the highest motorable pass in the world.|
|Bom di La||Bom di La is in Arunachal Pradesh|
Army rescues tourists from Nathu La Army rescues tourists from Nathu La