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Rezang La Pass | Complete information you must know

There are many “LA” meaning “Passes” in Ladakh, and Rezang La Pass is one of them. Are you looking to learn more about the passes in Ladakh? If ‘yes’ you are on the right blog on the Internet. Ladakh is known for its breathtaking landscape, crystal clear skies, high mountain passes, and clean water bodies like Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri Lake, Indus River, and more.

I live in Ladakh and have been to every region of Ladakh, which is why I have good knowledge of the destinations of Ladakh. I have recently visited Rezang La Pass, I can provide you best knowledge about this Pass.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a student, tourist, or any normal person who is searching on the Internet about Rezang La Pass, So let’s dive into it.

Rezang La Pass Located

Rezang La Pass is Located in the Indian Union territory of Ladakh. It is situated at approximately 41 Km from Pangong Lake. Rezang La Pass is more famous for the Sino-Indian War of 1962. The war was fought between India and China.

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Rezang La Pass connects

Rezang La Pass is one of the passes which is at the border between India and China. This pass was the battlefield between India and China. China wanted to capture the Chusul Valley of Ladakh. However, the Indian army was able to stop Chinese forces in this Pass.

Rezang La Pass connects Chusul Valley, the Indian-administered Ladakh to the Chinese-administered Spanggur Lake basin which is also claimed by India.

Rezang La Pass Altitude/Height

Ladakh has an average elevation of 3000 meters above sea level. Rezang La Pass altitude/height is 17,057 ft (5,199 m) above sea level. This makes Rezang La Pass one of the world’s highest battlefields where two armies ever fought.

Rezang La Pass Oxygen Level

Ladakh has the unique feature of a low concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere. This is why you may feel breathless while visiting these high mountain passes of Ladakh. You might be thinking what is the level of oxygen in the air of Rezang La Pass?

The oxygen level of Rezang La Pass is around 50%, which is extremely low. which is why doctors do not suggest staying for a long duration on the top of the Passes of Ladakh. Staying for a longer duration may increase the chances of Acute mountain sickness.

Rezang La Pass Temperature

If the elevation of a place goes up the temperature goes down. As we know the elevation of Rezang La Pass is 17,057 ft (5,199 m) above sea level. This is why the temperature of this place is very low compared to the other places in Ladakh.

The average temperature of Rezang La Pass during summer reaches around 14°C. During winter the temperature reaches -30°C which is extremely cold.

Rezang La Pass famous for?

rezang la memorial

Rezang La Pass is famous for the war between Sino-Indian War in 1962. Rezang La war memorial was built on 5 August 1963 to tribute to the soldiers of Charlie Company of the 13 Battalion of Kumaon Regiment. Who fought bravely against China soldiers in November 1962. Out of 120 soldiers of Charlie Company of 13 Battalion of Kumaon Regiment, 114 soldiers were martyrs during this war. Chinese Army has lost 1000 soldiers.

Rezangla War Memorial is a major tourist attraction near Rezang La Pass. People from across India want to visit this place for the war that took place between India and China.

You can click the attached Map below to view the photos.

How to reach Rezang La Pass

If you are looking to visit Rezang La Pass, you can visit this place from Leh. You can follow the Leh-Tangtse-Chusul-Rezang La route. Which is approximately 210 Km from Leh market, which will take you around 4 hrs 50 mins of continuous drive. Another route to reach Rezang La Pass from Leh is Leh-Chumatnag-Chusul-Rezang La Pass route, which is approximately 243 Km from and will take you around 5 hrs of continuous driving.

You can reach Rezang La from Manali as well. The distance from Manali to Rezangla is approximately 503 Km. It will take you about 15 hrs of continuous drive. If you are reaching Rezang La from Manali, it is highly recommended to take an overnight stay at Jispa because it will be very long and tough to drive 15 hrs continuously.

Best time to visit Rezang La Pass

If you are looking to learn the best time to visit Rezang La Pass, The best time to visit Rezang La Pass is during the summer (May to September). Because it is the ideal time when there is no chance of road blockage due to snowfall.

Visiting the actual pass is not allowed for civilians because of security reasons but you can visit Rezangla War Memorial which is the main tourist attraction. it is recommended to carry proper permits and ID cards and check UT Administration guidelines before visiting this beautiful Pass of Ladakh.

Things to carry visiting Rezang La Pass

No matter where you go, it is very essential to know what are the important things to carry when you are visiting any place in Ladakh. As Rezang La Pass is located in the India-China border you have to be very careful about things to carry.

These are the following important things to carry when you visit Rezang La Pass.

  1. Proper Permit
  2. ID card
  3. First Aid Kit
  4. Proper clothing
  5. Power Bank
  6. Water bottle
  7. Sunglasses
  8. Sunscreen
  9. Cash
  10. Pocket Knife


How many Chinese died in Rezang La?

More than 1000 Chinese soldiers died in the Rezangla war in November 1962.

Which area India lost in 1962 war?

India lost Aksai Chin in 1962 war agenst China.

How far is Rezang La War Memorial from Pangong Lake?

Rezang La War Memorial 41 Km from Merak, Pangong Lake.


In this article, I have tried to share my experience with Rezang La Pass. I have tried to answer questions in your head. If you are planning to visit this pass consider the above details I have shared.

I hope I was able to clear your doubts about Rezang La Pass. If you still have any questions or feedback about the same feel free to send. Thank you so much for reading. Have a nice day, Julley!

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