Pangong Tso, Leh
Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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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Must do tour whenever you visit Ladhak. Not just for the 3 idiots movie scenes but the beauty of the blue waters is just amazing. A photographers paradise.
This lake is 120 kms in stretch , half of it is in India and the other half rests in china. It is manned by the armies of the both countries over water. The color of the water rests in shades of emera... read more »
We had the opportunity to get have good views of the lake in bright sunlight both during late afternoon and early morning. Each time it had a different colour to offer. Quite serene really and best pa... read more »
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