Pangong Tso, Leh

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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  • One of the most beautiful and surreal place I have ever visited in my life,even the road leading to this beautiful lake is great, enroute one can visit shey palace,chemdey monastery,chsngla pass etc a...  more »
  • memories & more memories you have to visit to know the magnitude of this place , the place takes you to a different time zone , different era it was very cold in the night so be prepared -14 in the ni...  more »
  • The lake was a treat. One can see atleast 5 hues of blue. Mesmerising at the least. We stayed at tangste enroute the lake. Must go if unfortunately to leh  more »
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  • Beautiful lake with crystal clear water. Highest salt water lake in the world. Wonderful experience to see the different shades of water in this lake. No words to explain the swimming experience in chilled water of this lake. Love it and wants to visit Pangong Tso again and again.
  • If you are mountain lovers then you must visit to this place. One of the best place I have ever visited. Best feeling just at looking at the lake. Crystal clear water. Lake looking completely blue which you have seen in books and magazine only. Pollution free environment. Due to non availability of electricity, you may mesmerrize the beauty of sky at night. You may count every single 🌟. Life time memory will be created for sure. ⛺ Service available for reasonable price with breakfast and dinner. Night is chilly with temperature drips below zero.
  • It's one of the most beautiful places on this planet. Especially on a full moon night, it looks brilliant. Pangong has lots of camp to put a stay in for a night. The 3 idiots spot is very crowded by tourists but if you want to enjoy the lake then go ahead on the coastline. One would barely find any people there.
  • This is one of the most beautiful places and a must visit in Ladakh. Its one of the highest and largest salt water lake in India. The journey to Pangong, the landscape everything just adds on to the beauty. Thankfully the area is still not commercialized to an extent to make it crowded with shops and eating joints. Go there, spend a night at the camps located on the bank of the lake, take some amazing photographs and videos and come back with loads of beautiful memories :)....
  • A beautiful lake that’s regarded as one of the four sacred lakes in Tibet. Absolutely beautiful in the summer and pretty much only us when we made it there. A 20km drive from Rutog and it’s recommended that you have a local guide with you.
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