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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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  • Beautiful view of blue water in the desert at an unbelievable altitude. Overpriced guest houses and tents. Destroyed by tourism, but without it we would not have been able to get there and stay there ...  more »
  • Breath taking view. Loved view early morning. Really cold .must carry lot of woollens . Stay nearby. 
  • Amazing, mesmerising and just wow. No words to describe this place. The drive to this place can be long and tough but the view is worth it. There are no great hygienic places to stay around the lake. ...  more »