The gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys, Khardung La, at an approximate elevation of 5,359 meters, is one of the highest mountain passes in the world and is also one of the highest motorable roads that connect the ladakh region to Srinagar in Kashmir. Travellers can also behold the historical significance of the silk route, stretching from Leh to Kashgar in Central Asia. Today Khardung La is a hotspot destination for automobile, motorbike, marathon and mountain biking expeditions that pulls in global adventurers. Khardung la Pass is easily accessible from Leh, which is approximately 40 kilometers away, whereas the Nubra Valley is approximately 100 kilometers away. The pass offers a panoramic view of the surrounding snow capped ranges and steep valleys.