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Pangong Tso, Leh

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See how nature crafted one of the most recognizable water-filled basins at the world's rooftop at Pangong Tso. This salty lake attracts swarms of tourists, however, people of foreign nationality require group permits accompanied by an accredited guide to visit. Explore the countryside near Chang La--the third-highest motorable mountain pass--and view or photograph the green, brown, and purple Himalayan backdrop. Witness how the lake, despite its saline traits, becomes frozen during winter (solid enough that you can walk across it). Visit the gala festival of ice skating and immerse yourself in the local culture of the native people. Nearby towns provide basic accommodation, but you can also bring a tent. Use our Leh trip itinerary planner to add Pangong Tso and other attractions to your Leh vacation plans.
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  • This is an amazing place. Just be mindful that it can get cold and windy and can have light snowfall (enroute) even in May. So be prepared. But a must-see location 
    This is an amazing place. Just be mindful that it can get cold and windy and can have light snowfall (enroute) even in May. So be prepared. But a must-see location  more »
  • Beautiful view, worth visiting. The experience to reach there is awesome. We started early morning from Hunder and the route is amazing, army controlled, need to apply online pass before travel... 
    Beautiful view, worth visiting. The experience to reach there is awesome. We started early morning from Hunder and the route is amazing, army controlled, need to apply online pass before travel...  more »
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  • A feast for ones eyes. A photographer’s dream canvas.
  • It's not worth the 7 hour drive..

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