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Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary
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Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Location :Changthang Plateau in Leh

  • Coverage area : 1600 sq. km

  • Main attraction : Snow Leopards

  • Best time to visit :May and December

  • Nearby excursions : PangongLake, Tso Moriri Lake, Khardungla Pass, Nubra Valley

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Nature and adventure come together at changthang wildlife sanctuary, ladakh

A visit to a wildlife reserve can prove to be a unique experience for the tourists because there are a lot of interesting things that a reserve forest has to offer. It gives you an ample dose of nature viewing, wildlife sightings, getting in touch with the greenery, and of course, many fun activities to get indulged in. Thus, if you haven't visited any national park

Location of Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary

Changtang or Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary is sited in the Changthang Plateau in Leh, in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. It is also known as ChangthangCold Desert Wildlife Sanctuary. You will find a few of the highest altitude lakes in this wildlife sanctuary ? TsoMoriri, PangongTso, and TsoKar. TsoMoriri is known to be the highest lake on this planet and this is a major attraction of this wildlife park.

Climatic conditions

The region experiences harsh climatic conditions throughout the year and most of its areas remained unexplored till the recent years. The temperature here ranges from -5 degree Celsius to -35 degree Celsius. The summer season (March-June) stays for a short span but is pleasant and comfortable with a temperature ranging from 12 degrees to 23 degrees. During winter (November-February)temperature usually stays between 0 degree to -20 degrees or even less. It is needless to say that the region remains bitterly cold and experiences thunderstorms throughout the year. Inspite of having unfavorable climatic conditions, this sanctuary has managed to attract the interest of the tourists, who flock to this region to witness the grandeur of its unspoiled, pristine beauty.

Best time to visitChangthang Wildlife Sanctuary

The suitable time to visit the wildlife sanctuary is between the months of May and December when the weather is somewhat pleasant for an excursion in the region. June is the ideal time to visit amidst these months.

Animals that inhabit the sanctuary

Over 200 species of wild plants are found here, which the animals feed on. Due to the harsh climatic conditions and high elevation of the wildlife sanctuary, vegetation is sparse here,however, you will find many endangered species of medicinal plants, which make a lovely sight to witness.

Distance of Changthang Wildlife Sanctuary from major cities:

  • Srinagar , 865 km

  • Jammu , 884 km

  • Shimla , 1037 km

  • Chandigarh , 1024 km

  • New Delhi , 1288 km

  • Agra , 1528 km

  • Lucknow , 1835 km

  • Kolkata , 2796 km

  • Mumbai , 2686 km

  • Hyderabad , 2867 km

  • Bengaluru , 3458 km

  • Chennai, 3490 km

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Accommodation facilities

Accommodation facilities are available but it is recommended to make prior arrangements of accommodation to avoid any kind of inconvenience. There are a number of luxury hotels and lodges for the tourists and backpackers providing all the amenities and food. You can book your stay at posh hotels like The Grand Dragon LehLadakh, Hotel Holiday Ladakh, Grand Himalaya, The Zen Ladakh, Pasture Land Camp, Pangong Inn, The Empyrean House, Zaltak Homestay, Nature?s Nest Camp, Wonderland Tourist Camp, and many more others.


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