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Chang la Pass
Chang la Pass

Chang la Pass

9.54 reviews
Outdoors, Mountain
Ranked #4 in Leh things to do
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Pangong Lake Rd, 194201, India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Chang La Pass is another of the high passes that earns the region of Ladakh its sobriquet as, "The Land of High Passes". The Chang La Pass lies on the route to the Pangong Lake from Leh. The road to the pass from Leh is quite steep and treacherous too. The road winds up the sides of steep mountains with a sheer drop to the ravines below on one side. The Chang La pass is at a height of about 5,360 metres. An inner line permit is required to travel to Chang La Pass. Snow covered hills loom large very near the pass and a few moments spent here are really something to remember for a long time. Due to the altitude care should be taken not to spend too much time here as one is prone to Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS) here.

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Local from Leh

The location is good the chamgla pass is world's third highest motorable road.

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Kangra

Gateway to Pangong lake is a must visit for adventure lovers and to visualise the biodiversity.

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New Delhi
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Located at an altitude of 17, 525 feet (5, 360 meters) Chang La is the most breathtaking of the all high altitude mountain passes that we (my friends and I) came across during our road trip from Delhi to Ladakh via Leh-Manali Highway. The azure sky and the cotton-wool mountain painted an awe inspiring canvas as we rode from Leh to Pangong via Chang La.

At Chang La, you'd find cafeteria maintained by the Border Road Organization (BRO) who maintain and develop road network in harsh conditions and tough terrains. There is rest rooms/toilet available for tourists at the top. One of the funny things was availability of the Yak Ride at the top.

The ride to Chang La from Leh took us around 4 hours. The condition of road near the top was very rugged as a landslide had occurred a few days ago. The road was really dangerous to ride on and 4 wheelers were finding it harder to navigate than us bike riders. We spent around 30 minutes at the top which is the longest advisable due to high altitude pressure condition.

It is always advisable to spend at least 2 days in Leh for acclimatization before riding on to Chang La and Pangong to avoid acute mountain sickness. Tourists also need to acquire inner line permits in order to visit Chang La and Pangong Tso. Permits could be applied for by the Indian residents directly from Leh DC office whereas travelers from overseas need to get it from a government recognized travel agents.

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