Pangong Lake OverviewRanked 1 of 101 sightseeing in Ladakh (Leh)
Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake is about 140 km from Leh and is situated in the higher reaches of the Himalayas. It is an endorheic lake and is one of the largest brackish water lakes in Asia being around 134 km long and extending into China. It is known as an endorheic lake because it retains water and does not flow into any other water bodies. It is highly saline because of this as evaporation is the only way out for the water leaving behind all the salts.
This marvel of nature draws enthusiastic tourists and photographers to its inviting banks and provides an enchanting and surreal backdrop for irreplaceable memories. The light from the sun hits the stunning blue waters and plays tricks by continually changing hues. In the winter, the lake freezes over completely.
The lake does not contain any aquatic life due to its high salinity but it serves as an important breeding ground for many migratory birds. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of some marmots hanging around the banks. The route to the lake takes you through the wild and rugged countryside of Ladakh.
What travellers are saying about Pangong Lake
- Excellent 123
- Very Good 21
- Good 5
- Average 1
- Terrible 0
- Poor 0
- Below Average 0
- Length of visit: More than 3hrs
- Best Time: During Day
- Food available for purchase
- Bathroom facilities
- Camera/Video allowed
- Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
Awesome lake at the end of a rugged road
Breath taking experience !!!
Ladakh is an untouched unadvertised city filled with tourists. The city thrives on tourism. We met s
While travelling from Leh to Nubra Valley you will have to cross Khardung La, considered to be world
The Beauty of the lake can not be described in words you can not even blink your eyes. You will mes
The snow capped mountains, beautiful lakes, green patches of land, bright blue skies and unimaginabl
It is breath taking beautiful drive of 5 hours from Leh. The colour of this lake keeps changing thro
Crystal clear water