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Pankang Teng Tso Lake

Blessed with serene surroundings and wonderful scenery, Pankang Teng Tso Lake is one of the most popular lakes in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Located around 17 km away from the main town in an open valley, the lake is surrounded by blue lapis flowers in summers, and a blanket of snow in the winters. This lake was formed during an earth quake and lies in pine forest. Trunks of dead trees can be seen emerging from the blue waters of the lake. The lake remains frozen during the winter months and thus summers is the best time to visit it.

The calm waters, colorful birds on the banks, the snow-covered Himalayas in the backdrop, the tranquil setting, and the moving clouds- all are charmers. The area around the lake is maintained by the Indian Army. The trail leading to the lake is dotted with colorful rhododendron flowers. It is also known as Ptso Lake.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit Pankang Teng Tso Lake is between the months of April and October. Because of the holly location, the temperatures in summers are low and the weather is extremely pleasant.

Did you know?

The lake gets its name from Pankang tree whose log was collected in the year 1914 by the Tibetan Government.


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