We were going to Nubra valley today and so we started early in the morning from our hotel. The way to Nubra from Leh passes through the Khardung La pass - the highest motorable pass in the world (now Umling La pass has taken this credit). The roads to this pass are surrounded by snow covered mountains and are so curvy that i was nauseated and a little uncomfortable during the journey but once I reached the top, everything disappeared and it felt like being on top of the world literally!
For safety reasons it is advisable not to remain at the top for more than 15 minutes so just enjoy while you are there and take in the beautiful surroundings. There is a small shop operated by army which offers tea/coffee/maggi. Also primary medical assistance is available there.