Entry Fee : Entry permits: up to 5000 INR
Located at an altitude of about 4000-9000 feet in the Ladakhi Changthang Plateau in the Leh district, Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is considered as the second largest nature reserve after the Northeast Greenland National Park in Denmark due to a range of rare and exotic flora and fauna present here. Apart from the fact that it is home to various plants and animals, it comprises of the highest lakes - Tso Moriri, Pangong Tso, and Tso Kar. The sanctuary is also close to Korzok Monastery which is one of the highlights of the Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary.
Being a part of the famous Hindu Kush Himalaya, it stretches 1600 square km into the East of Tibet. Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is a spot for wildlife lovers as well as religious tourists. It is important to remember that prior permission must be taken from the District Commissioner’s office in Leh for visiting this sanctuary.
Air: The only option available is the Leh airport, after which various other types of transport are available to reach there destinations.
Rail: Udhampur railways station is the closest to Changtang reserve.
Road: The best options to ravel by road will be either from Leh or from Srinagar. Luxury buses are available from both the places and the best part of travelling by road is the amazing scenery you get to witness. Even though some things like military checkpoints and narrow roads can be irritating, it is worth all the trouble.
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