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Demchok is a charming village in the south-eastern part of Leh District, Jammu and Kashmir. It is about 160 km south-east of Chushul. Demchok is the first settlement along the Indus as the river enters the Indian soil from Tibet.

Being the last habitation on the Indo Tibet border, this place forms the eastern boundary of the Ladakh region. Ali is the nearest major settlement on the other side of the border. Kailash Mansarovar is 300 km away from here. The trade route from Ladakh to Tibet passes through Demchok.

One can approach Demchok from Leh (330 km) and Rupshu.

Updated on 21st June, 2005
District: Leh


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