Battle of Karo La

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Battle of Karo La
Part of Tibet Expedition
Date: 7 May 1904
Location: Karo La (Pass), Nagarze County, Shannan Prefecture, Tibet
Co-ordinates: 28.89609°N 90.157006°E
Result: British victory
British Indian Army Tibetan Army
Colonel Brander
about 400 2,500


The Tibetans had built a loopholed wall 800 yards long across the pass. At an altitude of 16,000 feet, Brander's frontal attack failed but the Gurkhas turned the blockade by climbing to 18,000 feet and the Tibetans retreated, pursued by the mounted infantry.

Field Detachment

External Links

Karo La photo
Brander's fight at Karo La