Demchok (Ladakhi: ཌེམ་ཆོཀ་ ; Hindi: देम्चोक) is a small village and military encampment in the Indian-controlled part of the disputed Demchok sector south of Aksai Chin, administered as part of the Leh district of Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Line of Actual Control (LAC) passes along the southeast side of the village, following a wadi just upstream from the nearby Indus River. Across the wadi, less than a kilometer away, is a Chinese-administered village, called Dêmqog, which was once part of Demchok. It is part of the Ngari Prefecture within Tibet. This village was on an old route linking Ladakh and Tibet, currently closed. The village lies 36.5 km east of Ukdungle. China claims it as part of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Though the Kailash Mansarovar is 300 km away, the route there is mostly through plains  and there is demand to improve and open a road linking China and India through Demchok.