Pangong Tso
Dissolved turbulence
160km
distance from city
1 - 2 days
time to explore
timings
ladakh
destination
Introduction
Remember the breathtakingly beautiful lake from 3 Idiots where Kareena Kapoor confessed her love. It’s Pangong Tso, a lake amongst the popular tourist attractions in Leh Ladakh, is situated on the Changtang plateau in eastern Ladakh region. The name of the lake Pangong was got from a Tibetan word Pangong Tso that means a narrow and enchanted lake. And now you know that the lake has got its name rightfully. ... More
Why should you go
The lake offers an awesome site for camping and is the current hotspot for all people traveling to Ladakh. The first glimpse of the tranquil, azure blue waters and shaky lakeshore remains etched in the memory of tourists. The first glance of this alluring lake and its blue waters is enough to leave a lasting impression on your mind. What tourists and explorers love the most here is the narrow stretch of land that goes straight into the lake. This spot has also been a favorite among many photographers.... More
What should you know
During the winter season, the surface of the lake becomes so solid that one can’t walk over it. On the surface of frozen lake a festival of ice skating is organized. It calls on large number of skiers and ice skaters from several parts of the world. Don't miss the sky full of stars at night. If you are planning to visit Pangong Lake, make sure you do not visit during winters because the whole lake freezes during this season of the year. Also the region has really harsh winters. because the Pangong Lake is situated very close to the border, you will be allowed to visit only up to a certain area. You can explore the lake till the Spangmik village.... More
Things to care about
1)You need to have permits if you are not a citizen of India.
2)Take with you good quality woolen clothes because the area is geographically very susceptible to winds
3)Do not litter wrappers or garbage, so that you come again and it's still as pristine and beautiful as you left.
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Things You Gotta Carry
Medicines
Documents
Moisturizing cream
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Woolen Clothes
How To Reach
Most travellers usually prefer taking the Leh to Pangong Tso route. This route will take you about 6 hours and this totally depends on how many breaks you decide to take on your way. This is the route that you will follow:
Leh - Karu - Sakti - Chang La - Durbuk - Tagnste - Lukung - Spangmik - Pangong Lake