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Zoji-La Pass, Sonamarg
Zoji-La Pass also known as the Himalayan Gateway to Ladakh or Zoji Darra is located at a distance of about 20 km from Sonamarg. It is located at an elevation of 3465 m above sea level, in the Himalayan Ranges. Notably, Zoji-La Pass is the second largest pass after Fotu La Pass, which is 4108 m above sea level in between Leh and Kargil.Considered as the most dangerous passes in Kashmir, Zoji-La Pass is encircled with snow covered mountains, Kashmir Valley, Drass valley and forests. Moreover, it is considered to be one of the most dangerous passes in the valley. The place remains closed all year round due to heavy rainfall except for the spring season. Tourists can visit this place via National Highway 1, which connects the cities of Leh and Srinagar.