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.
A must visit place , if you are visiting Sonamarg or Kargil or Leh-Ladakh.Private vehicles are not allowed. You'll have to hire a taxi from Sonamarg by negotiating (around 2000 to 3000 INR along with gum boots and raincoat is something you can come up to).From Sonamarg to Zero point it's about 15 km distance on NH 1D.As you travel more on that trail, you will see many gigantic figures with snow looming over them . Those larger than life figures, their charm making you want to meet and know them better.The name is zero point : The temperature there averages to around 0 degree Celsius.The expedition on that Highway ( highway of just a name,it's not even one lane also i guess :-P )My god it was most daunting, scary, yet awe-inspiring. Its like once in a lifetime experience.The highway connects Srinagar to Ladakh. The road was so narrow, with 20 - 20 feet high snow on both sides ,at a time only one vehicle could pass, with just two or three places to cross . So the traffic mostly goes in one sided direction at a time, alternatively.