GA Notes:”Main Passes of Himalayas (Part-I)” For Railway & SSC Exams 2018-19

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Main Passes of Himalayas

Aghil Pass:

  • Situated to the north of K2 in the Karakoram.
  • Joins Ladakh with the Xinjiang(Sinkiang) Province of China.

Banihal Pass:

  • Situated in the Pir-Panjal Range
  • Joins Jammu with Srinagar.
  • The Jawahar Tunnel was inaugurated in December 1956.

Bara Lacha:

  • Situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Joins Manali and Leh.

Bomdi La:

  • Situated to the east of Bhutan in the Greater Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Joins Arunachal Pradesh with Lhasa (The Capital of Tibet).

Burzail Pass:

  • Situated close to the Line of Control demarcating India and Pakistan.
  • It connects the Kashmir Valley with the Deosai Plains of Ladakh.


  • It is a high mountain pass in the Greater Himalayas.
  • It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
  • The Changla Pass is the main gateway for the Changthang Plateau situated in the Himalayas.

Debsa Pass:

  • Situated in Greater Himalayas between the Kullu and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Connects Spiti Valley and Parvati Valley. 

Dihang Pass:

  • Situated in the state pf Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It connects Arunachal Pradesh with Mandalay(Myanmar).

Diphu Pass:

  • Situated in the eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is a traditional pass between India and Myanmar which provides an easy and shortest access to Mandalaya.

Imis La:

  • Located on the southern edge of Leh District. 
  • This pass is a gateway to Tibet (China) from Leh.

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