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Leh-Ladakh in the Himalayas

The famous and  sparkling blue Pangong lake is situated near Leh-Ladakh in the Himalayas,

Leh Ladakh is the capital and the largest town in the union territory of Ladak in northern India







approximately at the height of 4350 meters. This endothermic lake is 12 kilometers 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 colors from azure to light blue to green and gray too!



Pangong Lake or Pangong Tso, which means "Lake of high grasslands," located at an altitude of 14,270 feet above sea level, is believed to be the highest salt water lakes in the world. The serene and spectacular lake is a must see on the tourist map. It is part of the Indochina border and is about 40 miles long. In fact, most of the lake about 75 percent is in China and only 25% is in India. Leh-Ladakh in the Himalayas. The best time to visit Ladakh is in Summer  The town of Tangtse is the closest stop to Pangong Lake, and the famous Tangtse Monastery on top of a hill adds charm. The monastery is home to Skylab Stent Combo, the founder of the Drikung-Kagy├╝ sect.

Admire the beauty and live a wonderful moment by the lake, away from the hustle and bustle. The stunning lake and the tranquil landscape are definitely a therapy for a stressful life. The trip to Pangong Lake includes a night in a tent and a sky full of stars, the sound of the water, the cold air and a bonfire make the trip to Pangong more unforgettable and complete.

 

Getting there :
The most comfortable option road to Nubra valley is via KhardungLa 18350ft
Altitude : 10,000 ft
Distance : 130 km from leh city
Main places to stay in : Hunder village, Sumer village, Turtuk village ,
Best time: Winter is also good to visit there
lunch enroute Restaurent : at khalsar ,
Check point : south pole and North pole

 





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