Set at a height of around 13,900 ft, Pangong Tso Lake is also known as Pangong Lake. You will say star attraction of the Leh Ladakh. The lake is 134 km long and it extends from India to Tibet. Around 60% of the length of the lake lies in Tibet. The lake offers a serene and captivating ambience which leaves every visitor spellbound. There is a narrow ramp-like formation of land which runs into the lake. The lake has become a popular tourist attraction after being featured in the Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster movie- 3 idiots. This lake is also featured in many other Hindi movies.
Thousand of international tourist visits Leh Ladakh by bikes and cars to visit Pangong Tso Lake with desire to enjoy camping on the shore. But in winter’s season, the lake freezes completely, even though it holds saline water. The salt water of the lake does not support any vegetation or aquatic life. However, one can find a number of water birds near the lake. The lake is a major breeding ground for a numerous migratory birds like Brahmani Ducks, Rare black necked cranes and Seagulls.
The best time to visit Pangong Tso Lake is between the months of June to September.