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Every year, mountain lovers and biking enthusiasts eagerly wait for the monsoon season as it is when the Manali-Leh and Leh-Srinagar highways open for traffic welcoming huge numbers of road trippers from all over India and the world. One of the main attractions of the Ladakh road trip is Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world. Located around 40 km north of Leh, Khardung La falls on the Leh-Nubra Valley route and takes around 1 hour to reach from Leh city. However, the state of the road to Khardung La is subject to weather changes in the region. Also Read - Here Are 20 Photos of Ladakh That Will Have You Gearing up For a Trip!
July is perhaps the peak of tourist season in Ladakh. During this month, the weather in Leh is pleasant during the day and fairly cold at night. Roads are cleared of snow thanks to the amazing work done by BRO in the region. To reach Khardung La, one has to traverse through around 24 km of asphalted road till the South Pullu check post followed by a track full of gravel and dirt till the North Pullu check-point. Khardung La weather in July is way colder than that in Leh. It typically ranges between 0 degree C to – 8 degree C during the day in July. There is no accommodation available at Khardung La as it is just a pass enroute attractions like Shyok and Nubra Valley. You can grab a bite at the local BRO stall that serves hot beverages with noodles and biscuits. Following a short pit stop here, it is advisable that you move on before it gets too cold. Also Read - These 10 types of people travel to Ladakh! Which one are you?