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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 Thiksey vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Thiksey journey planning website .
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  • Had stayed overnight at a Army Regiment after visiting Diskit, Nubra Valley, Hunder and Thoise. Next morning left Khalsar Village early morning at 7:00 am with packed breakfast towards Pangong Tso Lak...  more »
  • You need a real guts to travel at this altitude on bike, we did it. 1. The air is super thin. 2. your Knuckel bones will freeze. 3. your brain will experience 1000 pins poking 4. you have no option ot...  more »
  • We had traveled by this high altitude mountain pass to reach Pangong lake from Leh. The topmost point of this pass is at a breathtaking height of 17600 feet and one does get a feeling of breathlessnes...  more »
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