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.
Create an itinerary including Pangong Tso
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Pangong Tso Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
3,463 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Pangong Lake is also knows as #PangongTSO. This is no doubt a high #altitude lake (approx. 4350 meter). This lake is 5 KM wide and 134 KMs long in India. 60% of lake comes under  China country. As.....  more »
  • I am not sure whether this place needs any review or recommendation. It is a breathtaking view once you see this and one needs to be really fortunate to go and see it. While the travel to get to the.....  more »
Google
  • Tents are available for stay. Need to book it before visiting if it is Season.
  • Wow just wow.. A must visit

Plan your trip to Leh

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Leh

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Leh

4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
2.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Leh

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Leh

See all ›
1.8
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Leh

4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Leh

4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours