Namika La

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Namika La
Elevation3,700 m (12,139 ft)
Traversed bySrinagar-Leh highway
RangeHimalaya, Zaskar Range
Coordinates34°22′N 76°35′E / 34.367°N 76.583°E / 34.367; 76.583Coordinates: 34°22′N 76°35′E / 34.367°N 76.583°E / 34.367; 76.583

Namika La or Namika Pass (el. 3,700 m or 12,139 ft), Pillar of the Sky Pass,[1] is a high mountain pass in the Himalayas Zaskar Range[1] in India along the Srinagar-Leh highway at 34°22′N 76°35′E.[2]

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


  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ Jina, Prem Singh (31 August 1998). Ladakh: The Land & The People. India: Indus Publishing. p. 24. ISBN 978-81-7387-057-6.