From Zingzing Bar began the steep ascent to Baralacha Pass. We were comforted again by a stretch of well-constructed road but without any habitation. As we went higher there was a sharp drop in temperature and we could feel the icy winds blowing outside, even while sitting inside the car. Owing to low temperature, less oxygen pressure, chilly winds, the vegetation is almost nil at this height. Even the army check post remains abandoned for most part of the year. The substantial amount of snow received in this area during winters, gives BRO officials a hard time while restoring this route. Moreover, in summers the glacial melts again deteriorate the condition of road. No doubt the credit for maintaining to and fro movement of tourists along this road goes to BRO. Keeping in view the inconsistent road and harsh climatic conditions of this mountainous terrain, the no of accident and casualties that actually occur is very less as compared to what we witness in plains. I was awestruck with the ease with which our driver trotted on this challenging highway.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Zing Zing Bar is from December to February