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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  • Just amazing woow... If you are Indian and you are really घुमक्कड़ to ek baar banta hai.. Ladakh jana.. God gifted place..Best lake in India. One more thing i wanted to ad here... lake water is very s...  more »
  • Must-visit lake if you travel to North India. The colour of the sky and the lake are the best. Very tranquil and all the hours that you spent on the road is paid with the view.  more »
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  • Awesome views. Nothing else to say. Pictures speak for themselves.
  • It is probably the best lake at this altitude. Pristine!
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