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  • CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

  • CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

  • CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

  • CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

  • CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

  • CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

  • CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

  • CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

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Trips » Ladakh » CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

CHANGTHANG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Trip Code : CWS
Level : Moderate
Duration : 8 Days*
Start Date : Apr 01, 2014
End Date : Mar 31, 2015
Location : Changthang
Highest Point : Changla (17,586ft)
 
Changhthang Wildlife Sanctuary spread across an area of 4,000 sq km amidst deep gorges and enormous plateaus comprises of the high altitude lakes of Pangong Tso (13,386 ft), Tso Moriri (15,000 ft) and Tso Kar (14,800 ft) besides a couple of more small lakes. Known as the Northern Highlands the harsh and dry weather leaves the land non-cultivable. Surrounded by many mountainous ranges, Changthang sustains diversity of flora and fauna. The lakes here are amongst the most mesmerising in the world which play host to a number of avian life. The region is inhabited by the changpa nomads who migrate from one pastureland to the other throughout the year. The wildlife includes the kiang or the Tibetan wild ass and the black necked crane besides the snow leopard, lynx, wolf gazelle, bharal, argali and the omnipresent mormot.

 

Highlights

High altitude lakes: Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri and Tso Kar
Worlds second (Tanglang la) and third highest (Changla) passes
Chushul Wetlands: a complex of shallow ponds marshes and wet meadows
Tibetan wild ass, wolf, lynx, bharal and mormot
Snow leopard
Changpas
Karzok gompa
Hanle observatory
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