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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Ajinkya's 9 days trip to LadakhVery well organized trip, enjoyed a lot, quality of bikes and hotels provided was excellent
Prasyhary's 5 days trip to LadakhHotels were amazing but the cab got an issue( violent leak while going to pangong tao and we couldn't visit pangong which is one of the major attraction of Ladakh. Travel agent is helpful and there for us all the time but some good planning about vehicle and guidance about itinerary would have made our travel more pleasurable. We didn't ask for any refund etc as we don't want to end the tour with displeasure.
Alekh's 9 days trip to LadakhOverall had a very good experience with Kailash Expeditions. Mr.Lobzang (our driver) was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.
Suyash's 4 days trip to LadakhWe booked the ladakh trip as a couple. It was a seamless trip to Ladakh with activities such as individual bullet ride to Nubra valley. We enjoyed the trip at a very pocket-friendly way. Will chose travel triangle again. Thanks Suyash
Mehta's 5 days trip to LadakhNo doubt received excellent service from traveltriange as well Kailash expedition. We were there family's traveled through TT and Kailash. Leh Ladakh memorable 5 days 4 nights trip. Cab drivers were very humble and given us on time service. Hotel in lah and nubra valley both are very good hotels Specially hotel stone hage was superb at nubra valley Very good location and services. Thanks both the team TT and Kailash expedition specially mr stanzin to arrange perfect holiday for us.
Suresh's 4 days trip to LadakhWe had a fabulous experience in Leh despite the high altitude sickness and unexpected extreme cold temperature. Notable thanks to the hotel staffs especially at Chalung Hotel as the staffs we’re courteous and helpful. The real hero of the trip was our driver Mr Rizgin who took extra care of us and he knew exactly how to handle the altitude sickness we were under. Nonetheless, we didn’t have quite a good experience with the travel agency Kailash Expedition as we had some payment issue with them. Our International mobile lines did not work even on roaming. This has somewhat crippled us from making any online payment using credit card and it was too large sum of cash to carry with us (INR30k). ATM withdrawal seemed like a practical choice but our visa debit card was disabled since we hit the withdrawal limit trice (who knew their single withdrawal limit was INR10k). The travel agency did not have their own credit card terminal and we even requested them if we could pay online as soon as we arrive Delhi where our mobile line will work and we can receive the OTP to make credit card payment but they rejected our humble request. Instead we were forced to pay the balance amount using a credit card terminal which belongs to another shop and they charged us an exorbitant INR2250 as extra charge for using the credit card.
Jagdish's 9 days trip to LadakhIt was a wonderful experience with Lazy Yatra. Yugal is very much co-operative, cool , calm person. he responded all the times as and when needed. the entire tour planned by him was comfortable, relaxed. Even my mother aged 69 had no problem with tour even night stay at Pangong. food quality was awesome. few issues were there but sorted out, (actually happens when you travel a place like Ladakh in month of October) It was my first trip with Travel triangle. ready for more. Last, the Cab Driver Tashi was also very co operative during the entire tour.
Souvik's 7 days trip to LadakhTrip was very nicely planned by Kailash Expeditions. Driver was bery co operative and good. Hotels were also very good
Abir's 6 days trip to LadakhWe had a memorable trip to Ladakh. All was planned and arranged perfectly. Our driver Ali was very polite and punctual with good driving. Thanks to Henna and Zahid from Sareer Travels and thanks to Niharika from Travel Triangle.
Ekta's 6 days trip to LadakhWe are very impressed with the services provided by "Leh Ladakh Journey". The entire trip was perfectly planned. Amazing experience. From the beginning, the travel agents were very engaged. Thanks to Bhawana for arranging hassle-free trip. We are very impressed with the details provided by her with each request and very prompt. She was always available on call or Whatsapp for any queries we had. Thanks for coordinating with all the documents & payments. Also thanks to Sushant for guiding us with all the safety tips and health tips. Sushant made a visit to hotel to ensure about our safety and how the trip went and he made sure that we get best hospitality. He resolved all our queries. Everything was on time and well organized. All the accommodations were good except for the accommodation on last day at "Nezer Holiday Inn" in Leh as the staff in hotel were not co-operative, otherwise the hotel was good. Also the meal's provided in all the accommodations were excellent. Specially food prepared by Riyaaz. Our driver, "Thinlis" was excellent, knowledgeable, very safety-conscious, pleasant and he always reaches before time. We will recommend "Leh Ladakh Journey" to our friends and family. We will also be taking another in the future.. Thank you for a wonderful journey!! Keep up the good work!!
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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.
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