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 Lake is not the easiest place to stay. It gets very cold by evening and one needs to be dressed in layers to combat the cold. Advisable to stay in Wooden Cottages than in canvas tents. The..... more »
A visual treat. Don't miss this place if you are in Leh. Ideal time to visit is May to July though.. more »
India 🇮🇳 I'll visit this place one day❤️
It's the last point of our India.
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