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Pangong Tso, Leh

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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. Make Pangong Tso a centerpiece of your Leh vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Leh vacation planner.
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  • The lake is absolutely divine . It is simply awesome . Surrounded by snow covered mountains . One can see different colours of the water. Extremely cold place. Temperature was around -2 C at around 4 ...  more »
  • But for the tiring journey through Snow clad mountains, the experience was delightful, view mesmerizing, rejuvenating. Overnight stay in cottages must to get the feel of local environment.  more »
  • Pangong lake which is connected to India and China so majestic scenic beauty no words to describe,just relaxing,sit in the front of lake and spend time with frnds n family,climate is very cold,stayed ...  more »