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Pangong Tso, Leh
(4.9/5 based on 1,900+ 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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  • Never miss to visit this place in leh...the most beautiful place there. Clean water having clear blue color and mountains are adding to its beauty. We visited army area also which is there to guard th...  more »
  • The lake is breathtakingly beautiful! The view of the blue water against the backdrop of the mountains is straight out of a postcard. The shooting of the famous movie 3 Idiots makes this place even mo...  more »
  • You can not complete traveling Leh without being at Pangong Tso. Staying one night near this lake magnificent blue lake will make your life a memorable one. If it is a dark night then sky becomes more...  more »