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Pangong Tso, Leh

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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. Make Pangong Tso a centerpiece of your Leh vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Leh vacation planner.
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  • After 150 kms of tiring and sometimes even heart racing drive when you get to a destination as spectacular as Pangong Tso, you tend to forget all about your stress. Right from its first view to the ex...  more »
  • It is really beautiful. it was very cold. little difficult for me breathe but it was worth the pain.  more »
  • Once a lesser know high altitude lake with the boom of Bollywood movie became a great attraction and inviting tourist both domestic and international. Now flooded with toursit during the summer months  more »