Fotu La

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Fotu La
फ़ोतु ला
Fotu La
Elevation4,108 m (13,478 ft)
Traversed bySrinagar-Leh highway
RangeHimalaya, Ladakh Range
Coordinates34°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 Zanskar Range of the Himalayas[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 Lamayuru after Fotu La. There is a Prasar Bharati television relay station serving Lamayuru located on the pass.


  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 29 June 2009.
  2. ^ GeoNames. "Fotu La Pass". Retrieved 17 June 2009.