Chang La Pass

Ladakh is famous for its high altitude mountain passes as some of the highest motorable road are located in the Ladakh region.. The third highest motorable mountain pass in the world, Chang La Pass, situated at an altitude of 5,425 meters above sea level, is named after the Sadhu Changla Baba. The Pass temple was built after him only. The place is famous for its scenic and serene natural beauty which attracts tourists from all around the world. The nearest settlement to this place is the little hamlet of Tangste. It is the main gateway for the Changthang plateau situated in the Himalayas.

These high altitude passes are one of the reson why road trip to Ladakh is a preferred mode of Ladakh trip. Crossing these passes with snow capped peaks, barren landspae and view of undulating valley add to the adveture of Leh Ladakh travel. One must cross Changla Pass to reach famous Pangong Tso Lake, one of the largest high altitude lakes in India. Yak Ride is also available for tourist at Chang La. There is a tea point at the Chang La Pass where the Indian army serves hot tea to the tourists and public convenience is also available unlike many other passes in Ladakh.

Information About Ladakh

Ladakh Geography Ladakh Geography

Ladakh borders Tibet in the east, the Lahaul and Spiti in south, Jammu & Kashmir in the west, and the trans–Kunlun territory of Xinjiang in the far north. Before partition.

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Ladakh Calendar Ladakh Calendar

The people of Ladakh follow Tibetan calendar. Their year consists of 12 months each of 30 days for two consecutive years and the third year consists of 13 months. The extra month is added in between.

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Ladakh History Ladakh History

Rock carvings found in many parts of Ladakh show that the area has been inhabited from Neolithic times. Ladakh's earliest inhabitants consisted of a mixed Indo-Aryan population.

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Ladakh People Ladakh People

The people of Ladakh ethnically and culturally differ from people in the rest of India. The features and physique of the people of Ladakh resemble with those in Tibet and Central Asia .

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