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Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is the kind of place which dreams are made of! Being an amazing tourist attraction what this sanctuary has to offer is just an abundance of nature and picturesque boundlessness. 

This place is a bundle of curiosity in many ways - the diversity of wildlife, the mountains, the climate everything is just so extreme and enormous but is still not enough to quench your thirst for finding more and exploring more. Stretching about 1,600 km into the east of Tibet, this sanctuary is very hard to travel to; obviously owing to the geographical effort but in the end, it is worth every single drop of sweat.   

This sanctuary is located in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir and covers an area of about 1,600 sq meters and is also the home to some of the highest-elevated water lakes like Tso Moriri.  

History of Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

There was a time when this particular region was ruled by the Zhangzhung culture. It was an ancient culture which even, interestingly, pre-dates the Tibetan Buddhism. Being associated with the Bon religion, this culture has heavily influenced the philosophies and the practices which are related to Tibetan Buddhism. The people of this timeline find their mention quite frequently in the ancient Tibetan texts as the original rulers of the central and western Tibet. 

Why You Should Visit Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

Apart from the spectacular landscapes and distinguishing horizons, the Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is all about discovering the diverse spectrum of flora and fauna. Here, you get to find around 200 different species of plants and animals like snow leopard, Kiang (Tibetan wild ass), the dark necked crane and many others. So, if you have a strong desire to initiate an adventure in your life then this is the kind of tourist destination which you can’t hope to miss. 

Also Read: Declared a national park in the year 1981

Top Attractions of Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

Pangong Lake - The sparkling blue waters of this lake will melt your heart away, somewhat erasing the barrier of reality and time within you. Such is the immense beauty of Pangong Lake. This glacial lake is located at an approximate height of 4350 meters. At such a height all that remains for you to find is solace, god and some inner-peace, precisely what Pangong promises you to offer with. Read More

Khardung La Pass - Gateway to the Nubra and Shyok valleys, the Khardung La Pass is all about finding something ever-evading and ever-elusive from the grasp of the human mind- happiness. Yes, that is what Khardung La has to offer to you which is loads and loads of excitement, fun, happiness and an opportunity to connect your outer-self to your inner-self. Read More

Tso Moriri Lake - Located in the breathtakingly beautiful Rupshu Valley, Tso Moriri is nestled amid the mighty and God-like mountains. This heavenly tourist destination comes across as very sacred and raw, and perhaps that is its highlighting reason for being an epic travel getaway. Read More

Things to do in and Around Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit Nubra Valley - This valley offers nature’s charm on an epic scale. The surrounding mountains and the arid geography strongly resonates with something that is substantial and pure. It is a must-have experience for anyone who likes, no wait, loves to travel. Read More

Visit Shanti Stupa - It is a brilliant example of Tibetan architecture and is all about finding joy and inner-solace. And the dominating altitude which this structure has offers some of the wildest and unforgettable views of nature. Read More

Visit Alchi Monastery - Alchi is basically a village which is not less than a treasure trove of history. It is here that you will be finding Alchi Monastery - an ancient monastery, which sees a great amount of footfall on an annual basis. Built sometime around in 985-1055 AD by Guru Rinchen Zangpo this monastery is just the right place to visit for spiritually inclined people. Read More

Best time to visit Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

The months from June to September is the best time to visit the Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary. The overall temperature during this particular time is quite good for sightseeing as well as exploring around. 

Food and Clothing of Leh, Ladakh

In terms of finding and exploring nature’s endless peace, Ladakh is simply unparalleled and owing to which is also a dream destination for many who have an inner-spirit to conquer the unconquerable. That is what Ladakh in its essence is all about. However, it is not only famous for its mind-blowing geographical terrains but is also equally desired for its delightful food. Some famous dishes of this region are Chutagi, Skew, Paba and Momos. Coming on to the clothing, the men here carry a woollen robe known as Goucha along with a sash like material called Skerg. The womenfolk also wear a similar robe known as Kuntop.  

How to reach Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

By Air - Perhaps the easiest way to reach Leh, Ladakh is via air. The nearest airport is the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. It has a great connectivity with other cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata etc. After getting off the airport, you will need a private taxi to further reach your destination. 

By Road -  Because of the uncertain climatic conditions, it is generally not recommended to travel to this place via road network. However, still the distance between cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is around 1,066 km, 2,492 k, 2,481 km, 824 km. 

By Train - The nearest train station is Udhampur located in Jammu and Kashmir. This station has good connectivity with other cities like Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad. After getting off the station, you will need to further cover a distance of around 800 km. For this, you can hire a taxi. 

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