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Pangong Lake


Situated at a height of 4,250 m, Pangong Lake is one of the largest salt water lakes in Asia. This enigmatic water body sprawls over an area of 100 kilometers across the borders of India & China. Charismatic as it is, this lake beautifies the barren land of Ladakh. Also known as Hollow Lake, it is a true wonder of nature. Watch the crystal clear waters of Pangong Tso play with sunlight, the different shades of light will leave you captivated.

The real beauty of this lake lies in its azure blue & tranquil waters that allure tourists from places far and wide. One can witness exceptional views from Pangong Lake, which is the remotest corner of Ladakh. A much loved destination for travel freaks, enthusiastic trekkers and photographers, this spot offers a divine experience. Known for its interesting typography, the lake throws open the stark beauty of the vast stretch of mountains.

Scenically wonderful, Pangong offers avid travelers, a place to find solace. There are spots where one can take a nice dip, spots where one can soak in the sun and spots where one can just sit to hear the sound of the lake. Serving as a breeding ground of a variety of birds, including the migratory birds, Bar-headed goose and Brahmini ducks are commonly seen here in summers. Kiang and the Marmot are few species of wildlife which can be spotted here.

June to September is the best time to visit Pangong Lake. This place has a tropical type of weather. It is moderately hot in summers and chilling in winters. March marks the onset of summer season which lasts till May. Temperature ranges between 8°C to 21°C during these months. During the months of July till September, this place remains drenched in rains. From October to February, the winters come in. This is when the lake starts to freeze, temperature ranges between a freezing -5°C to 10°C.

Why to visit Pangong Lake

  1. ·   Witness the spectacular views of the Himalayan range
  2. ·  Get mesmerized by the indefinable beauty of the Pangong Lake
  3. ·  Indulge in bird watching as this spot is a nesting ground for migratory birds
  4. ·   Go on a jeep safari across the serrated landscape
  5. ·   Follow the unpaved lakeside trails to the end of the world, Merak

Place to visit near Pangong Lake

  1. ·   Spangmik or Merak Village
  2. ·  Chang La Pass
  3. ·  Tsomoriri Lake
  4. ·   Leh
  5. ·   Nimu
  6. ·  Likri

How to Reach Pangong Lake

Pangong can be reached by air, road and rail. As Pangong Lake pretty close to Leh, one can take a flight to Leh. There are numerous flights that link Leh with major Indian cities. To reach by train, Kalka is the nearest railway station to Leh. You can take a bus or a taxi to reach Manali via Shimla. There are regular taxis & buses operating from Manali till Leh. If you wish to take the roads, Pangong Tso is a 5 hrs drive away from Leh. You can opt for regular bus services as well, run by State Road Transport Corporation. One can also hire a taxi, or can opt to journey by road in a car, jeep or on a motorbike.

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