Chang La Pass, the third highest altitude mountain pass in the world, is believed to have been named after a famous sadhu named Sadhu Changla Baba. It was after him that the pass got its present name, and a temple dedicated to him stands here today. The name means “Pass towards the South” or “Pass in the South”. Chang La Pass possesses the kind of scenic beauty that is associated with most of the other places in Ladakh. The nomadic tribes staying in this region are collectively known as the Chang-pa.
Pangong Tso, Tibetan for "high grassland lake", also referred to as Pangong Lake, is an endothermic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m.
It is 134 km long and extends from India to China. Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. The lake is 5 km wide at its broadest point