The mighty Zoji La Pass is the second highest point on the Srinagar-Leh Highway after FotuLa. This pass is located approximately 9kms from Sonamarg and numerous army convoys can be spotted at this point. It brings a surge in patriotism as soon as we see those convoys and the men guarding it.
From Zojila pass we were targeting to reach Dras and stay there. Zojila to Dras is just 40km however, we took 4 hours to reach as we got stuck at the Zojila pass. We reached Dras by the evening and visited the war memorial. Then we realized that as roads are good we can easily drive down to Kargil.
When you cross sonmarg another attraction is Zozila Pass (highest transport pass) and Zero Point. A wow Place, on road both side you will find thik snow layers (height 10-15ft) and you have to cross it. You can click some awesome pics there and feel the beauty.
Zozi-La: 9 kms from Sonamarg is Zozi La, serving as an important link between Ladakh and Kashmir. Zozila is located at a staggering 11,580 ft, enclosed by Kashmir valley on one side and Drass valley on the other. This pass is considered to be the second highest pass after Fotu La and is said to be one of the most dangerous passes in the world.
Border Road Organization really deserves a salute for building roads on these majestic mountains.And finally, this is where Ladakh Region commences too.