The most famous vacation destination in Ladakh, Pangong lake is an endorheic (landlocked) lake arranged at 4350 meters. Otherwise called Pangong Tso, it is 12 kilometers in length and stretches out from India to Tibet. Practically 60% of Pangong Lake lies in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. A special component of the lake is that it doesn’t stay blue consistently or even the day, rather it changes hues from sky blue to light blue to green and dark as well! It is acclaimed among sightseers as the spot where the Bollywood film “3 Idiots” was shot.
Since the exciting Pangong Lake falls on the Sino-Indian Actual Line of Control, an internal line grant is required to visit it. The Indian Nationals can without much of a stretch get singular grants while other outside nationals need to acquire a gathering grant, with at any rate 3 people in the gathering, joined by a certify control. The license can be gotten at the traveler office in Leh, for a little charge. Inferable from its elevation, the Pangong Lake temperature ranges from – 5°C to 10°C because of which it freezes totally during winters despite its saltiness.
Attractions: Nubra Valley, Leh, Pangong Lake, Zanskar Valley, Kargil, Suru Valley, Magnetic Hill, Tiger Hill, Drass War Memorial, Chadar Trek, Tso Moriri, Phuktal monastery, Shanti Stupa Ladakh, Khardung La, Rafting in Ladakh, Spituk Monastery, etc…
Nearby places: Magnetic Hill, Leh Palace, Chadar Trek, Tso Moriri, Zanskar Valley, Phuktal monastery, Shanti Stupa Ladakh, Khardunga La, Rafting in Ladakh, Nubra Valley, Spituk Monastery, etc…
Best Time to visit: June and September are the ideal time to visit Ladakh.
Peak Season: May to June.
How to Reach
- By Air: The closest air terminal is at Leh, which is very much associated with Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh, Mumbai and a few different urban areas in India. From the Leh air terminal, employ a taxi to visit spots of intrigue. Leh city has a few settlement alternatives.
- By Rail: As referenced, the city is in an exceptionally remote area with negligible assets accessible. So the locale doesn’t have a railroad station. Be that as it may, the closest railroad station is Jammu Tawi (700 km from Ladakh) which is very much associated with Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.
- By Road: There are two courses to reach Leh. From Srinagar, it is around 434 km away. The street prompting Leh remains unblocked from June to November for the vacationers. Another approach to step up the spot is by means of Manali. The Manali-Leh street extends around 485 km and is open from July to October.