Merak is a small village in the Ladakh region of India. It's located on the southern banks of Pangong Tso, near Spangmik on the south India-China border in the Leh District. The village is situated at an altitude of 4,350 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest inhabited places in the world.
Merak is known for its breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The village is located on a narrow stretch of land between the mountains and the lake.
In 2018, a telescope was installed to study the solar chromosphere. The new installation is named as Indian Astronomical Observatory, Merak.
In 2021, the village got its first tap water supply. Also, BSNL, a state-run telecom service provider got approval from Indian Army for a 25-km optical fibre cable link between Merak and Chushul for civilian telecom traffic.