Pangong Tso Lake in Asia



The Pangong Tso lake is a situated between Easter Ladakh and  Western Tibet in Asia. The lake 134 km long and situated on a height of 4,225m (13,863 ft) and it has 5 sub lakes, which are connected through narrow water channels.

50% area of the Pangong Tso lake occupied in China and 40% is in Ladakh in India. So this is the reason China and India conflicts occurred between two countries.

Why it is Famous in tourism PerspectivePongong lake in Ladakh during shooting of 3 idiots

The lake famous when this occurs in 3 idiots movie. You can see video The water colour change in blue colour to green to even grey at times this point most attracted the visitors. The scientific reason behind it maximum amount of Iron present in the lake.

The lake has blue water is the world’s highest saltwater lake (highest in the world) though  it is a saline water lake and it freezes completely in winter.

In Pangong lake you can not see Fish or any aquatic life. This is a disadvantage for you because lake has a very low micro-vegetation.


The brackish water of Pangong attracts the migratory birds every year during winters in Ladakh. And attracts many travelers in search of adventure, photographs, bird-watching and chilling experience. If you not visit for this place why waiting for at this time.

How to go to see Pangong Lake

As Pangong lake is settled at a border zone of India and China, Indians need to take Inner Line Permit which can be issued online as well as offline from Tourist Information Center at Leh Market. Foreigners need to take Protected Area Permit which is also available online.

The distance between Leh and Pangong lake is 225km. You can go either Taxy or Bus. For more details Leh to Pangong Lake

Best time to visit

The best time for visit Pongong is May to September but you can visit in winter months.

If you visit during may and September you will enjoy the tempreture nither hot nor freezing cold. In winter their is lot of cold temperature and water you see all water freezes.


The Pongong lake give you all different flavours of environment if you visit any month it is the best place for visit.


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