Pangong Tso, Leh

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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  • After a long drive of 5 hours and a rough road , finally when you take a glimpse of the blue/green waters of lake Pangong Tso , you feel the travel was worth :) I Wish everyone a safe journey.  more »
  • Pangong lake is so big and nice,lake is looking so nice,specially winter in lake look white snow wall,beautiful place and nature is loocking so good.  more »
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  • Tents are available for stay. Need to book it before visiting if it is Season.
  • Wow just wow.. A must visit

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