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Changla Pass

Chang La is located in Ladakh at a height of 17,590ft. It is among world's highest motorable roads. This high mountain pass lies on the road that leads to the famous Pangong Lake. Tangste is a small town which is at a distance of around 52 km from the pass. There is a temple near the pass called Changla Baba Temple where a lot of tourists tie Tibetan prayer flags and make wishes. An SBI Bank also exists at Changla Pass along with a cafe from where you can get packed food and beverages. Surrounded by panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains, it is a beautiful spot for sightseeing and capturing photographs. Chang La has a treacherous route. It requires an experienced driver to cross the pass. It is also among the favourite spots of bike riders. Beautifully serene and notoriously unpredictable, Changla is a destination meant for all the adventure-seekers.
Changla La is the third highest motorable pass in the world and serves as a gateway to the famous Pangong Tso Lake. The arid landscape, snow-capped peaks and panoramic views of rolling valleys are the scenic attractions of this place. The site is situated at an altitude of 5,360 m above sea level and tourists can only stop long enough to have a hot cup of tea.
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1. પહાડો વચ્ચે ચાય-ચાય, ચાંગ લા
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Next morning we started off for Pangong Lake via Changla pass- the second highest motorable road. Pangong Lake, situated at 14,000 feet is a saline water lake hardly five to six kilometer at its widest point and over 130km in length. An inner line permit is required to visit the lake as it is bisected by the international border between India and China.We reached our camp at Pangong around noon. We were overjoyed at the first sight of the crisp blue and went straight up to the lake. One could literally sit for hours contemplating and enjoying the magnificent landscape in the back drop of crystal clear water with the most beautiful hue of blue and green.We enjoyed our evening dancing with the locals in the camp and later on stargazing to the most amazing view of the the Milky Way.Note: We noticed bit of breathing difficulties at night like dry mouth and feeling thirsty. 
Jay Kangad
Descending from chang la requires patience. Terrain is tough and slippery here because of snow melting. Wind is much more than you realize. 3 layers with padded jacket is a must with riding gloves. Now you are in a territory where only few people have went and untouched territory with hardly any development. It's a pure nature. Love for barren mountain will go four-fold. You might think how barren mountains are beautiful but after seeing this, you will get an answer.A small bridges that came across, water stream crossing in between are a sight to behold. Devoid of any vegetation. Sunlight won't trouble you here but you actually need it. You will actually realize that how this mountain came into existence where it was sea earlier. The sand around this are is similar to what we find in beach.
Vikram Mn
We paid a fee of 50 rupees per person for god knows what and started our journey to Pangong. It was a smooth ride from there to first check post where we talked with a Tamil military man who filled our water bottles with warm water. He informed that from Chang La roads are bad and has full snow. We reached Chang La in quite some time where we had our Maggi lunch because that was the last point where we'd be getting food. We also clicked some pictures in the third highest motorable pass. Chang La had one or two small stream crossing and lots of snow. Roads of course were bumpy but it wasn't a bike killer so we didn't face much difficultly in crossing Chang La.