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Pangong Tso, Leh
(4.9/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is approximately 150 kms from leh, I rented a bike from leh and completed To and Fro journey in one day.! 
  • We came from leh to this beautiful lake via tangste. It was absolutely beautiful with so many different colours. It just took our breath away in terms of beauty and cold climate. The part of the lake ...  more »
  • We started out for Pangong lake early in the morning from Leh. The journey was as tiring as it could be; but that unexpected and gorgeous view of lake from one dusty terrain made the journey all worth...  more »