Timings : All days of the week: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee : INR 20 per person per day (Inner Line Permit)
The famous and sparkling blue Pangong lake is situated near Leh-Ladakh in the Himalayas, approximately at the height of 4350 meters. This endorheic lake is 12 kilometres long and extends from India to Tibet, with two-thirds of it lying in the latter. Owing to its altitude, the Pangong Lake temperature ranges from -5°C to 10°C as a result of which it freezes completely during winters in spite of its salinity. A unique feature of the lake is that it does not remain blue throughout the year or even the day, rather it changes colours from azure to light blue to green and grey too!
Also known as Pangong Tso, it has been a tourist attraction for a very long time and has gained further popularity after being a 'hot-spot' for many film shoots, apart from being essential for anyone travelling to Leh - Ladakh. The sublime beauty, crystal waters and gentle hills of Pangong Lake are an exceptional example of the beautiful landscape of the region. There are two streams from the Indian side that form the wetlands and marshes at the edges. It is the beauty of the impeccable blue waters that embezzle the tourist's attention the most. The serenity and tranquillity of Pangong Lake are the tourist's paradise.
Air: The closest air-port is Leh 150km from the lake. And from there road transport is available.
Rail: Kalka is the nearest railway station to Leh. Buses or taxis can be hired to reach Manali viaÃ«_Shimla. There are regular taxis and bus services from Manali to Leh.
Road: It is a breath-taking 5 hour drive from Leh.
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