signs with incorrect (inflated) elevation - khardungla pass - ladakh (india)

Signs with incorrect (inflated) elevation - Khardungla Pass - Ladakh (India)

The actual elevation of the pass is 5,359 m (17,582 ft), not 5,602 m (18,380 ft) as indicated on the signs.­ And it is not the highest motorable pass, but it's still pretty damn high.­

For more information about the Khardungla Pass, read the Wikipedia article: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Khardung_­La

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Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Those are photos of my June 2009 Motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas (Manali, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar).­

I was riding a Royal Enfield "Bullet" 500cc Machismo, that I rented in Delhi.­

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­

Photos of road signs from the BRO (the Border Roads Organisation).­

The Border Roads Organisation builds and maintains the roads and bridges in the mountainous border regions of India.­

They are famous for their interesting road signs promoting safe driving on dangerous mountain roads.­

For more info about the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Border_­Roads_­Organisation.

Photos of the Khardung-La Pass and Nubra Valley region, in Ladakh (India).­

Those pristine valleys are very close to Tibet, and near the border line with Pakistan-administered Kashmir.­ A special Inner-line permit is needed to travel in this region.­

The Nubra Valley region is only accessible by road during a couple of summer months, via Khardung-La Pass (elevation 5359 m or 17,615 feet).­

For more information on the Khardung-La pass, read the Wikipedia article:

For more information on the Nubra valley, read the Wikipedia article: