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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  • Beautiful , it’s scenetic beautiful , temperature comes to very low ABB minus 5 to 6 degree c. in month of may during night hrs. Oxygen level is low , so one should carry oxygen cylinder with them.  more »
  • If you are an Indian and did not see this, you are seriously missing on something that is worth visiting once in a lifetime.  more »
  • An exciting trip through the Himalayas to visit this stunning body of water, stretching to the Chinese border. The ride over the pass is occasionally hair-raising as we observe the car wrecks litterin...  more »
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  • Truly heaven on earth.... incredibly good.... amazing life time experience.... you can see colour changing water.... best time is in afternoon.... windy atmosphere.... Cristal clear water....
  • The most beautiful lake I have ever seen, yet! Fantastic place to visit. Must visit at least once in your lifetime! Crystal clear water with stones covering the bed - very chilly and frozen many times of the year - the experience gets even better if you stay overnight at one of the camps lining the edge of the lake.
  • Crystal clear turquiose blue water lake! You can actually see the bottom!👌The lake actually changes colours as the day progresses from blue to green to dark grey in the evening! The boat ride was awesome. Had a lot of fun!👍Courtesy my army classmate. Spent a whole day breathing in the clean fresh air and soaking in the beautiful panoramic views of the snow capped mountains all around!✌ Overall, a surreal experience! Must do for everyone.👌👍✌
  • The most beautiful lake in India and very calm place you can enjoy your whole day here with natural scenery and enjoy the nature. After coming here you can feel what nature has given to us. Really a must visit place for all those visiting Jammu and Kashmir.
  • One if the most beautiful places I have seen. Water is surreal blue and sky and water colour just look the same. There are 2-3 restaurants where you can have thupka or Maggie.
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