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Chang La Pass is a high mountain pass and one of the highest motorable roads in the world. It is located between Leh and Pangong Lake and is the main gateway to the Nubra Valley region. The 15km long pass is especially popular amongst bikers. The roads are mostly paved and are driveable by any vehicle. Changla is open for tourists from Mid May to October.
To avoid high altitude sickness, doctors suggest not to stay at Changa La Pass for more than 20 minutes. The Pass is guarded and protected by the Indian Army as it is located close to the Chinese border. Reverberating with serenity and tranquility, the place remains covered with snow throughout the year. The world's highest research station established by DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) is located at Changla. The Chang La Temple, dedicated to Changla Baba, is also located here.
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