Fotu La pass on the Srinagar-Leh highway of the Himalayan Zanskar Range stands at a height of of 13,478ft (4,108m) above the sea level. This mountain pass is referred to as the highest point on the highway, going beyond the well-known Zoji La. The drive through the pass is a beautiful journey where you can stop to get an amazing view of the snow-clad mountain ranges.
Along with Namila La, the Fotu La is one of two high mountain passes between the regions of Leh and Kargil. When one moves eastwards, the highway starts to slide down towards the town of Lamayuru, after one crosses the Fotu La. On the pass is located the relay station of Prasar Bharati television that serves Lamayuru.