Changla Pass OverviewRanked 8 of 101 sightseeing in Ladakh (Leh)
The Changla Pass in Ladakh is located at a height of 17, 590 ft. on the stunning journey from Leh to Pangong Tso (literally translated as ‘Enchanted lake’). It is claimed to be the third highest motorable road in the world, and this makes it an incredibly popular destination for motorbike-riders from all over the world to come, see and conquer. Being close to the border of China, the area is protected by the Indian Army at all times and they also offer their services by providing refuge in hot cups of tea.
Many an adventurous biker or biking group have made riding through this pass one of their “Things to do before I die.” The achievement of having conquered this dangerous and highly demanding ride across the infamous pass is like a passport to the other side in the biking world.
It’s not just the rush and the views of the snow-capped mountains, but the temperature and altitude at this point can leave you thoroughly breathless. Altitude sickness is a high possibility and visitors should carry some precaution. The nearest settlement from Changla is Tangste where there are plenty of options for accommodation.
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Beautiful Pass with high breathing problem.
2nd highest snow point - Breathtaking view
Classic Cool Changla !!! Perfect Pass !!!
Pleasant Pass !!!
The mighty Chang La Pass with adventurous steep roads