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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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!!
Trip to LadakhWith my package I was expecting much comforting and pleasant experience but the food and accommodations were not at all up to the mark. There were so many good hotels and cottages available in each place but not sure why the arrangements were not been made in those hotels. Really disappointed with the whole arrangement apart from Transportation.
Trip to LadakhWe had a well planned trip and had no worries about any thing during the trip which made it a relaxed and enjoyable one. The ride through the mountains and the calmness and serene atmosphere in the valleys. The view of the Pangong lake was breathtaking.
Trip to LadakhNubra’s sand dunes view resort was pathetic.. Just Driver namgyal was best
Trip to LadakhThe package offered was little costly. We had great time at kangsing hotel in ladakh. Great hospitality provided by them. Camps at pangong and nubra were ok. Food was not good in pangong camp. We were not aware that lights are their at nubra and pangong camp from evening 6 pm to 11 pm only. This our travel agent should have informed us before only. We were only told connectivity will not be their and no tv. At pangong every thing was self service we found it difficult as it was snow fall their. To take water, or even ask something we have to get out of the room in snow late night and ask them to provide food, water etc. There were no phones service also at both camp. Only stay and that too night you have to spend without light. Our last two days hotel was at leh the second hotel provided was on as there was no phone service on rooms that too hotel was in leh. We use to call him on mobile for any services. Rest their hospitality was good. Food was good. Best time was to see khardungla pass , changla pass and pangong lake blue water. The driver was very good and knowledgeable. Cooperative. Our trip gone well during travelling. Rest all are aware lehnladakh is awesome place to visit. We enjoyed our journey alot.
Trip to LadakhHad a wonderful trip.Kudos to travel triangle!!! Good and amicable driver who managed d time well.
Trip to LadakhVery comfortable and smooth experience with travel triangle. Payment mechanism is good, travel agents and driver provided were gentle and helpful. Hotel service was also good based on the price offered.
Trip to LadakhPreviously with TravelTriangle it has been an amazing experience, so in this trip also we were expecting it to be similar. Unfortunately, few of the hotels which we got were not upto the mark. One of our hotel got cancelled and they offered different hotel for us in Leh (Sangalay Palace), which was really good in everything but this happiness couldn't last for long time. Because the Lake View Cottage which we got in pangong lake was not that great but the staff was really helpful. The same thing happened in Leh too, after returning to Leh we were expecting a good hotel similar to Sangalay. But the Golden Apricot which we got in Leh was not satisfying in anything, be it cleaneliness or staff behavior. When we woke in the morning for departure nobody was there for checkout even after informing them on the previous night. And in Nubra we had got The real Siachen Hotel, which was on the average side but the hotel staff and food was good, specially ChachuRam Ji. Who helped us with everything, be it food or hot water. This wouldn't complete if we dont mention about our Driver Joldan Uncle with more than 35 years of driving experience in Ladakh. And also our vehicle which got upgraded from Xylo to Innova Crysta was very good and comfortable for ladakh roads. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our each and every bit of this trip. Thank you Sushant and Bhavna for all the arrangements and support.
Trip to LadakhIt was a good experience traveling Ladakh with Leh Ladakh Journey Travels, I would definitely recommend the Agency for the organizing the tour. So Everything was good but stay at Pangong Lake could be better. Considering the remote area I would say I was happy having Shusant, Bhawana organizing my travel.
Trip to LadakhLeh Ladhak Journey is very knowledgeable and professional. They had set our tour perfectly and wisely. I would strongly recommend them. Very well organized.
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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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