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Changla Pass, Ladakh

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At an altitude of 5,360 m (17,590 ft) above sea level, explore Changla Pass--the third-highest drivable road in the world. Maintained and guarded by the Indian Army, the pass remains open throughout the year, except during the clearing of snow. Examine the remarkable panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayas, and visit nearby landmarks including two lakes, a valley, and a monastery. Take necessary precautions while visiting this area, since it can get extremely cold and hard to adapt to low oxygen levels. Wear very warm clothing with covered ears and appropriate footwear at all times. Make Changla Pass a centerpiece of your Hemis vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hemis journey planning website .
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  • We made several steps at high altitude, decide which is the most beautiful is difficult. You need to go from here if you want to get to Pangong Lake from Leh. The landscape is impressive, we've bitten off in both directions and on the way back we found a snowfall in August, many carcasses of cars and trucks loading as a reminder that you don't mess with these steps, we were running. Very exciting!
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  • The past is a crossing point for going and coming from the Pangong Lake (except if you spent by the Nubra Valley). The path is long, abrupt and offers some spectacular views.
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  • We learned some lessons during our khardongla trip and applied them here, quick 5 mins stay at this spot, take a deep breathe, capture some memories and back to the car. It worked really well, no head...  more »

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