The #ChangLa (elevation 5,360 m or 17,688 ft) is a high #mountain pass in #Ladakh, #India. It is claimed to be the second #highest motorable road in the #world. #ChangLa is approached from #Leh via #Kharu and #Sekti village by an asphalt road. The climb is very steep and requires a careful drive. The stretch of 10-15 km road on either side from Chang la is loose dirt and slush. During the summer months specifically the tourist season, small streams appear across the road, making the climb a challenge for the bikers. The descent from Chang La towards Tangtse or #Darbuk is again very steep. As per the medics, it is advisable to not stay at the top for more than 20-25 mins as it could be detrimental to #health owing to its high altitude.