Fotu La

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Fotu La
फ़ोतु ला
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Fotu La
Elevation 4,108 m (13,478 ft)
Traversed by Srinagar-Leh highway
Location India
Range Himalaya, Zaskar Range
Coordinates 34°17′38″N 76°42′08″E / 34.29389°N 76.70222°E / 34.29389; 76.70222Coordinates: 34°17′38″N 76°42′08″E / 34.29389°N 76.70222°E / 34.29389; 76.70222

Fotu La (Hindi: फ़ोतु ला) or Fatu La is a mountain pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway in the Himalayas Zaskar Range[1] in India.[2] At an elevation of 4,108 metres (13,478 ft), it is the highest point on the highway, surpassing the famed Zoji La.

Fotu La is one of two high mountain passes between Leh and Kargil, the other being Namika La.[1]

Moving eastwards, the highway begins to descend towards the town of Lamayuru after Fotu La. There is a Prasar Bharati television relay station serving Lamayuru located on the pass.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hilary Keating (July–August 1993). "The Road to Leh". Saudi Aramco World (Houston, Texas: Aramco Services Company) 44 (4): 8–17. ISSN 1530-5821. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ GeoNames. "Fotu La Pass". Retrieved 2009-06-17.