See how nature crafted one of the most recognizable water-filled basins at the world's rooftop at Pangong Tso. This salty lake attracts swarms of tourists, however, people of foreign nationality require group permits accompanied by an accredited guide to visit. Explore the countryside near Chang La--the third-highest motorable mountain pass--and view or photograph the green, brown, and purple Himalayan backdrop. Witness how the lake, despite its saline traits, becomes frozen during winter (solid enough that you can walk across it). Visit the gala festival of ice skating and immerse yourself in the local culture of the native people. Nearby towns provide basic accommodation, but you can also bring a tent. Use our Leh trip itinerary planner to add Pangong Tso and other attractions to your Leh vacation plans.
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  • Good place to visit in winters and best place to visit in summers (post July) Pangong lake is being famous place after the movie 3 idiots in Bollywood. Apart from this reaching this place by an Bike (...  more »
  • Pa gong was semi frozen in jan, we were there for chaddar trek, temperature was -30. But its a must to visit in winter  more »
  • I went to 10 countries including Tibet. My favorite is the Ladach, a seven-hour bus ride to the lake to stay the next morning, the reflection of the scenery deep shock I'm the most beautiful lake I've ever seen. The unsuitable of the alpine sickness and the unsuitable of the long ride this can be said that the traveller will go to the holy Point Especially if you're a movie fan of three fools, you can't miss the last scene where the heroine finds the hero's dream shoot.
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