|Traversed by||Indian National Highway 5|
It is located in Kinnaur district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India, and Tibet. The pass is India's third border post for trade with Tibet after Nathu La in Sikkim, and Lipulekh in Uttarakhand. The pass is close to town of Khab.
Currently, the border is used only for small-scale local trade across the border. Like other border passes along the India-Tibet border, the border is no longer open for non-residents. Most people travelling between India and Tibet by land travel via Nepal.
It was suggested NH 5 could be used as a route for land access to the Arabian Sea as the Karakoram Highway is much more treacherous for transport. This opening of the border at Shipki La is claimed to potentially increase trade on both sides of the border.
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