Union Territory of Ladakh is located at approx 11,000 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL). The area experiences extreme cold climatic conditions coupled with rugged terrains. The region is wedged amongst a series of mountain ranges. The Indus Valley separates the Kailash and Ladakh Ranges and runs along LAC. The passes atop the Ladakh Ranges are gateways to the Indus Valley and onwards into China.
Chismule and Demchok are two strategic locations in the Eastern Region of the road connecting Chismule to Demchok takes off from km 27 at Chisumle on Koyul-Photile-Chismule-Zursar Road and terminates at km 52.000 at Demchok.