Saser La site


  • Saser La site is the earliest camping site discovered in Ladakh on the basis of a scientific date.
  • This camping site is located in Saser La which leads to the Karakoram Pass.
  • It was used for a seasonal settlement not a permanent settlement.
  • Charcoal pieces from the earth activity and remains of bones associated were discovered at the site.
  • The carbon dating of these charcoal pieces reveals that, the site dates back to circa 8500 BCE
  • Prior to it, Ladakh region was not having any archaeological importance. Thus, it is considered as remarkable discovery.


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