Pangong Tso Lake and its breathtaking beauty

Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh

Pangong Tso Lake in Leh Ladakh is a perfect example for heaven on earth
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Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh

Pangong Tso translated as "high grassland lake" in Tibetan is a spectacular lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m and 134 km long. The colour of Pangong Tso Lake changes to the different shades of blue, green and an unusual red. Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake because the water flow is terminated before reaching the ocean hence the minerals and salts are retained in this lake. Since there is no way for salt outflow, the water in the lake is salty. But during winter from November to March, the lake freezes completely even though it is a saline lake. So the best time to visit this dazzling lake is during summer between June and October.

Due to the presence of less fresh water in the lake, vegetation in this lake is very low. There are no fish or other aquatic life in the lake. Only some crust oceans such as shrimps live in this lake. This lake has many migrating birds coming here for breeding. The Bar-headed goose and Brahmini ducks are mostly seen here during summer which is visual treat for tourists. Some of the wildlife species living in this lake are kiang and the Marmot. Pangong Lake is a disputed territory. Only one third of the lake is in India. The remaining two third of the lake is in Tibet which is controlled by China. The Line of Actual Control passes through the lake. Chine controls the 20 km from the Line of Actual Control which is claimed by India. The western end also remains as a dispute area between India and Pakistan.

This lake is a five hours drive from Leh in Ladakh of Jammu and Kashmir. The road to Pangong Tso Lake Ladakh lies at an altitude of 17,352 feet above sea level. This road trip is enjoyed by all hard core adventure lovers. After a tough drive of 5 hours, the stunning beauty of this lake will make all forget about the hardship experienced. The climax scene of 3 idiots, Mani Ratnam's Dil Se song ‘Satrangi Re’ and many other popular film scenes and songs are shot in this incredible location for its scenic beauty. Accommodation near Pangong Lake is very less and costly. Hence camping is mostly preferred by the visiting adventure seekers. The lake’s colour changing property, adventurous location and peaceful atmosphere are the highlights of this water miracle which attracts many people around the world. This serene lake with unbelievable magic is a must-see destination for any travel lover.

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    Pangong Tso translated as "high grassland lake" in Tibetan is a spectacular lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m and 134 km long. The colour of Pangong Tso Lake changes to the different shades of blue, green and an unusual red. Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake because the water flow is terminated befo...

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    Tourism in India is not complete without visiting Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. The mighty Himalayan backdrop with evergreen fields, magical white snow and lively lakes makes this region more suitable to add it to anyone’s bucket list. One of the wonder in Ladakh is Shanti Stupa. Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist religious shrine w...

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  • Hemis Monastery in Ladakh

    Hemis Monastery is one of the seven wonders of India and a world heritage site. King of Ladakh named Sengge Namgyal built this place and since then, it became one of the best tourist destinations in Ladakh. The Green hills around the place and the Indus River makes the Hemis Monastery look more beautiful and eye-catching. O...

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  • Tso Moriri in Ladakh

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  • Diskit Monastery in Ladakh

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Things To Do In Ladakh

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  • Trekking In Ladakh

    Ladakh is known for its unending lively places to enjoy. Walking through the hot spots of Ladakh and enjoying the scenic views of this lovely land is a blissful experience. Trekking involves walking around the less traveled places of the world irrespective of how hard the surroundings are. Mostly, there will be no paths or ...

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  • White Water Rafting In Ladakh

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  • Camping at Tso Moriri in Ladakh

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    The destination is very famous for camping and lots of tourists prefer to do campfire on this location. Tso Moriri camp attracts many campers to visit this location. Tso Moriri is 19 km long and 7 km wide is one of the largest lakes in India.

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  • Zanskar Valley Trek in Ladakh

    The high altitude and rough roads make Zanskar Valley the trekking capital of India. Every year many trekkers visit this place to discover this unique place on foot. Here you can do lots of activities that make you fall in love with this place. Some of the many highlights of this valley and trek are listed as follows:

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    Shweta Tripathi

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    Shweta's 7 days trip to Ladakh

    I had the awesome trip to Ladakh. Me and my family enjoyed a lot. We enjoyed a lot and had fun throughout our trip. The accommodation and cab was really good. We did face any problem. Every experience was good but the best one was the cancellation of flight to Ladakh, kind of lost hope to go on this trip as weather was not good but reached Ladakh next day and throughout the trip we were just thanking that we reached and had the best experience.

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    Mani Raj

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    Mani's 6 days trip to Ladakh

    Overall experience was good. The cab driver was very professional and very generous too. The hotel provided in Pahalgam was not at all as was expected, the Pahalgam retreat they didn’t even bothered to clean the room and washroom and also the electric blanket was not electrified properly spark was coming out of it. There were other good hotels too in the same budget or if not so they should have asked for increasing the budget so that we could have gotten a good hotel there. Also in Srinagar the rose petal the management was dumb and was not able to coordinate with their co staffs property, the food was not good there at all. It should be given 3 star and not 4 star. The best place was Gulmarg and there we got to do too many activities like ski, cycle, gondola rides etc. Also horse riding @ Pahalgam was very adventurous and thrilling too as they took us to all the sightseeing points with the pony ride which was 8 kms across the mountains.

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    Krishna Gupta

    New delhi

    Krishna's 6 days trip to Ladakh

    All hotels were value for money. Home stay was great experience and I would advise to stay there for a new experience. Driver for the journey was very helpful always on time and was co operative. He was the local and was quite know all the places. All sightseeing were good (nature was at its best ) . Yugal is a friend in need. He interacted with us in all emergency situations and helped us make this trip an awesome one

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    Keerthivasan J

    Chennai

    Keerthivasan's 6 days trip to Ladakh

    It is good entire trip I loved it Stay and food is awesome Driver Tashi is well behaved and mannered would like to get same driver when I travel again Yugal is always helping and will help us in understanding the situation and helping out in getting best hotels Yes definitely will book again Yes will do

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    Mehraz Haque

    New delhi

    Mehraz's 6 days trip to Ladakh

    One day we will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do things we always wanted to do. So my Hubby Rupak and I did it now.. We planned a 5 day trip with Travel Traingle to Ladakh.. For Ladakh Naked Eyes are the Best Lens to witness its Beauty.. The Stay was Pleasant especially in Leh..Pangong and Nubra Camp could be better especially the Food. A Special Thanks to the Driver..He made our Trip Memorable and made us very Comfortable. Yugal was very interactive and all the resposnses were quick and satisfactory. We are Definitely planning another Trip in sometime and you all would be our top Package Provider.. Ladakh is a Beautiful Place and the Package that I took from Travel Traingle needs special mention to make the trip a Marvellous one.. TheTrip Ended with Unlimited Mesmerizing Memories and with a realisation that Natur

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    New delhi

    Ajitesh's 6 days trip to Ladakh

    Sanglay Palace is good hotel and there, stay for two days were amazing and their services are outstanding as compare to Hotel Dragon Driver was good and strick to the plan. Yugal as travel agent was Good Probably if we got a chance would be again book with Lazy Yatra Leh is "Must Visit" place. Overall , the experience was good

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    Delhi

    Yashdks's 7 days trip to Ladakh

    Our Stay and hotels was good. Nubra valley had a better tent than the one suggested by you. Yugal was very good Will definitely book with Lazy Yatra and Travel Traiangle. Already recommended to a lot of people Trip was amazing. Driver was amazing

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    Shashank Singh

    Pune

    Shashank's 6 days trip to Ladakh

    This was my first trip with Travel Triangle and I thoroughly loved the experience of planning and booking the trip via them. Would love to plan more trips through them in future. The agent via which I planned the trip was Kailash Expeditions. I got in touch with Stanzin from Kailash expeditions and he was very helpful throughout. The itinerary was modified as per my convenience. Hotel provided to us was Lakrook boutique stay which is a 4 star hotel. All the staff at hotel were very nice and helpful. Mr. Lobhzang, our driver on this trip was also very experienced and friendly. In harsh winters of Ladakh with snow on road, he drove with great perfection and also showed us the amazing places. Leh (Ladakh) is a beautiful place and when you have a great travel agent (Stanzin from Kailash Expeditions) and an amazing portal like travel triangle, the journey and trip becomes memorable. Thank you for this beautiful trip!!

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    Ketan Patil

    Mumbai

    Ketan's 9 days trip to Ladakh

    We had a last minute booking with LazyYatra and even then Mr. Yugal made sure we had the most memorable trip. Every detail of the trip was planned in advance with inch perfection. The stay was comfortable, food was great and ride was smooth. Our driver, Mr Wangdu, was a great person to share a ride with. He made sure, we were always comfortable and enjoying Ladakh to the fullest. He went out of his way on a few occasions to help us out as our phones had no connectivity there. Overall, I would rate this experience as A1 and would love to enjoy another trip planned by LazyYatra!

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    Leh

    Shobhit's 4 days trip to Ladakh

    My overall experience was goood with kailash expedition and his team. They really worked hard to maintain services for clients. All the best for future. And when i will come back to ladakh definitely preferred kailash expedition. Best memories are so many like drive on frozen pangong lake, late evening visit to hunder sand dune, milkyway galaxy watching at midnight and one worst but ultimate experience was 4 am morning awaking with driver to help him to de-freeze fuel at minus 22 at tangtse but when de-freezing happened battery was totally discharged, then i went to powerhouse to charge battery and due to which we were started our journey with 3 hrs delay. And i really appreciate hardwork of driver mr. Lobzang.

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    Homestays and lodges are available at nominal prices, including breakfast and dinner, in Spangmik village. Travellers can also stay in camps or pitch their own tent by the lake.

    The lake is located about 160 kilometres from Leh.

    Shared and private taxis make round trips from Leh town. Single and two-day trips itineraries include a visit to the lake and nearby monasteries. One can also ride a bike to Pangong Lake from Leh.

     

     

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