Pangong Lake, Leh

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  • Address: Pangong Tso, Leh, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: 20 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Waterfront, Family And Kids, Lake, Nature
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About Pangong Lake, Leh

The Pangong Lake is an exquisite and worldwide famous closed drainage lake spread across a vast area in the Himalayas. The major portion of the lake falls in the territory of Tibet. The lake has been categorized under the protocol of the Ramsar Convention as a great wetland reserve with a recognized global importance. Consequently, the lake has attained the status of the inaugural international wetland in South Asia.

The lake characteristically freezes at the onset of winter. Being situated at an altitude of almost 4500 meters, the lake consists of extremely minimal aquatic vegetation and micro vegetation. The marshy areas of the lake feature the flourish of scrubs and few varieties of perennial aquatic herbs. The underwater life is limited to the thriving of crabs and other crustacean beings, with almost no fishes or other forms of marine life.

The lake is also a much favored immigration zone for migratory birds, along with the breeding and dwelling of the Bar-headed goose, Brahmini duck, and several other species of mountain birds.

Pangong Lake Information

  • Owing to the location prospect of the lake registered as upon the Line of Control of the Sino-Indian border, the visiting of the lake requires the permit authorized and issued by the organization of the Inner Line Permit.

Pangong Lake Ticket Prices

  • Free visit

How To reach Pangong Lake by Public Transport

  • By rented car
  • By trekking

Restaurants Near Pangong Lake

  • You’ll have to bring your own food.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Pangong Lake

  • 95% of people who visit Leh include Pangong Lake in their plan

  • 43.72% of people start their Pangong Lake visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pangong Lake

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

92.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pangong Lake

People normally club together Shanti Stupa and Open Hand Espresso Bar And Bistro while planning their visit to Pangong Lake.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Pangong Lake, Leh Reviews

  • Crystal clear turquiose blue water lake! You can actually see the bottom!๐Ÿ‘ŒThe lake actually changes colours as the day progresses from blue to green to dark grey in the evening! The boat ride was awesome. Had a lot of fun!๐Ÿ‘Courtesy my army classmate. Spent a whole day breathing in the clean fresh air and soaking in the beautiful panoramic views of the snow capped mountains all around!โœŒ Overall, a surreal experience! Must do for everyone.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘โœŒ

  • Beautiful lake with waters displaying wide range of colours almost every shade of blue and green can be seen here. The nude hill range devoid of plants adds to the beauty. Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies in China. Water is too cold. Army boats are there but no boating for tourists

  • Mind-blowing location in India. Sunset and sunrise view are just amazing. Chilled place better to go during July to Sept time. One of the best tourist location in India.

  • Visited in early week of June 17. There was some rain. Stayed at tents in roadside hotel. Was a good experience. The lake was beautiful when the sky was clear.

  • Must visit. You are in a different world near the lake. Do lot of photography. Take eatables. Spend as much time as u can. Be careful of weather while entering and existing the pass as it changes frequently.

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