Fotu La Pass
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Apolonia70
adelaide2,259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Getting to a high altitude location was a goal and this one was what the tour guide brought me to. Not the highest but still a high altitude location with epic views and vistas. Very windy but that meant the prayer flags were flying making for even more interesting photos. Lots of bikers up here. Must have been a tough ride - saw a few Royal Enfield bikes and one owner let me have a photo taken with his. Worth coming for the views and achievement and also the adventure getting here. If you cant make the most high mountain pass - this one is more than enough - stunning.
Written December 23, 2022
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royjay2018
New Delhi, India197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
At 4,094 m above sea level, Fotu La is the highest point on the 420 km long road from Srinagar to Leh. In terms of altitude, for non-acclimatized persons it is much more pleasant than the road leading to Leh from Manali having a few 5,000 m high passes. On the way to Fotu La from Leh, you will be able to enjoy a lunar landscape and nice bends on the descent from the pass to the east. Memorable journeys of a lifetime.
Written February 7, 2019
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Dalbir_S_Virdi
Navi Mumbai, India3,018 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Fotu La / Fatu La / Fatula are different names that this point is referred as. You cant miss it on the highway when you are driving from Leh to Kargil/Daras/Srinagar or vise versa, Its also a beautiful view point from where you can view the Zaskar range of Himalayan Mountains. The beautifully tarred highway crosses this pass at 13479 Feet (4100+ Meters) and its well maintained by Border Roads Organization. Proud of our BRO who despite inclement weather and tough conditions are able to maintain these roads in motor-able conditions.
Written October 22, 2018
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Jayakar BHAT
Mangalore, India550 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Fatula Top is the highest point on the Srinagar-Leh highway at 13479 feet. Its a scenic spot and most tourists stop here to take in the views and click pics. You can see unmaned Doordarshan LPT Station behind the sign board.
Written October 10, 2018
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Aditya_salian
Bengaluru, India628 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Fatula pass is the highest point on the Srinagar-Leh highway at 13479 feet. Its a scenic spot and most tourists stop here to take in the views and click pics. If you are planning to cross Khardungla pass later from Leh, then Fatula pass will pale in comparison.
Written August 31, 2018
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Like Namika La nearby another photo opportunity with a sign stating the altitude on the high point on this pass. Again not the most outstanding views but good, and you do get altitude confirmation. And with Tripadvisor it is listed under Srinagar when it is in fact half way between Kargil and Leh about 7 hours drive from Srinagar!
Written July 5, 2023
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Sonu
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
An excellent view of the himalayas
Breathtaking view of the Lamayuru monastery was just awastuck!!! The drive was very beautiful ...
Written July 14, 2021
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lubna2015
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
A nice spot to break the journey and absorb the beautiful surroundings.The roads are really well maintained by BRO in this part.
Written July 26, 2019
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Rajanish T
Pune District, India1,040 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
The highest point on Sringar-Leh highway. That's the reason to stop by for a photo. No great view from this point. Instead few kilometer on Leh side authority has built a view point. That gives mesmerizing view of mountains, roads
Written May 14, 2019
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Nlay
Durgapur, India1,592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
If you are travelling between Srinagar and Leh, you will definitely pass through the highest point on the highway, the Fotu La Pass. The scenic view and cool breeze at this point will definitely fascinate you. Passing through meandering roads with unique landscapes int he backdrop, this point serves as a refreshing pit stop. Moving on to the leh side, in the vicinity lies the Lamayuru Town famous for its Unique Lunar Landscapes. The relay station of Prasar Bharati television is also located here that serves the Lamayuru Town.
Written May 3, 2019
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