Pangong lake

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    Location: Pangong lake, Leh Ladakh, Jammu And Kashmir.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2 hours

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    In Ladakh, you never know what surprise nature has in store for you and Pangong Lake, situated at a height of almost 4,350m, is the world’s highest saltwater lake. Its water, which seems to be dyed in blue, stands in stark contrast to the arid mountains surrounding it and also Extends to almost 160km, one-third of the Pangong Lake lies in India, and the other two-thirds in China.


    This lake one of the most famous lakes in Leh Ladakh derives its name from the Tibetan word, “Pangong Tso”, which means “high grassland lake”. You could spend hours in contemplation here, and still not have enough of its beauty. Pangong Lake is also known to change colors, appearing blue, green, and red at different times.


    This lake receives meltwater from the glaciers in summer, while the loss of water occurs only through evaporation as it is a landlocked lake The formation of the Pangong Tso basin has been attributed to the damming of an old outlet by fans from tributary torrents.

    pangong lake magnificent scenery

    China has a frontier defense company at the Khurnak Fort, and a water squadron further east at Banmozhang The bridge is near the halfway mark of the boomerang-shaped, 135-km-long Pangong Tso. India has about 45 km of this lake under its control.

    Inside/Outside Views

    pangong lake front pic

    At a breathtaking elevation of 14,270 feet above sea level, this lake presents a surreal spectacle. Notably, this beautiful Lake is one of the world’s highest saltwater lakes. It’s frequently said to be the highest but the elevation of Nam Lake, Nam Tso, in Tibet is 400 hundred meters.

    Opening Hours

    24 hours.

    Entry & Others Fees

    Entry fee:INR 20

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport is Kusho Bakula Rinpoche Airport,

    By rail: The nearby railway station is Jammu Tawi at Jammu.

    By road: Srinagar-Leh National Highway No and 1D from Srinagar. Manali-Leh National Highway from Manali and Tourists also can avail of and taxi from both these places and reach the lake in a short while.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry a water pot and some snacks.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes It’s safe

    Que-02: Is photography allowed inside Muchalinda Lake?

    Ans: Yes it’s allowed and it’s free of cost for all the visitors.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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