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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Pangong Tso Reviews
The true feeling of the word FREEZE can be experienced when you visit Pangong Tso. Having said that, the vista that you witness is simply breathtaking. The colours of the sky and the lake compliment e... more »
As beautiful as everyone says it is.. And more beautiful than all its pictures.. Kilometers of lake with small villages on the way.. Lovely lake more »
Awesome views. Nothing else to say. Pictures speak for themselves.
It is probably the best lake at this altitude. Pristine!
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