budhhist stupa and flags at kunzum village with snowy himalayas in the background

Kunzum, Himachal Pradesh, India

Kunzum Pass

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Pristine Snow-Capped Peaks

Kunzum Pass, situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh, is a high-altitude mountain pass in the Himalayas.

It is located at an elevation of approximately 4,590 meters (15,060 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest motorable mountain passes in the Indian Himalayas. It is situated in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh and connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul Valley.

snow top hills around kunzum pass

The pass offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including the Kunzum Range.

The landscape is characterized by pristine snow-capped peaks, meadows, and rugged terrain. The pass is surrounded by stunning vistas of the Chandrabhaga Range, Bara Shigri Glacier, and the Spiti Valley, making it a paradise for nature and photography enthusiasts.

High-Altitude Adventure

Travelers often use the pass as a starting point to explore these regions, which are famous for their monasteries, high-altitude villages, and unique culture. The pass itself is a destination for adventure seekers and motorbike enthusiasts who relish the challenge of navigating the high-altitude terrain.

budhhist stupa and flags at kunzum village with snowy himalayas in the background

The best time to visit Kunzum Pass is during the summer months, from June to September. During this period, the pass is accessible, and the weather is relatively mild, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). Snowfall in winter and heavy snow accumulation can render the pass inaccessible and dangerous from October to May.

Getting There

location_cityState & Capital - Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

flightBhuntar Airport, Kullu - 230 Kilometers

directions_carManali - 107 Kilometers via NH 505 and NH 3

trainNot Connected by Railways

a metal bridge supported with stones and rocks at kunzum pass which splits lahaul and spiti valleys

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