Fri, 26 May 2023

Baralacha La Pass

Why in news? Recently, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has rescued 76 tourists stranded at Baralacha La Pass in Lahaul and Spiti district.


  • Baralacha La Pass is a high mountain pass located along the Leh-Manali highway that connects Leh district in Ladakh and Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh.
  • It is situated in the Zanskar range.
  • The two headwaters of the Chenab River, Chandra, and Bhaga, originate near the Baralacha
    • The Bhaga River originates from Surya taal lake or Lake of the Sun, a name given to deep tarn situated on the summit of Baralacha La Pass.
  • The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga River and the Yunam river.


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