Perched at an altitude of 5360 meter (17,590 feet), Chang La is a high mountain pass in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The literary meaning of name ‘Chang La’ is ‘Chang’ means south and ‘La’ means pass, the southern pass. It is considered to be world’s third highest motorable road. The Chang La is on the route to Pangong Lake from Leh town. It is also the gateway to the Changthan Plateau in the Trans Himalaya. The pass is also known as one of the best trekking trails of the Ladakh region.