Pangong Lake,

Pangong Lake

Location: Pangong Lake is at an approximate distance of 160 km form Leh district in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir.

Description: Pangong Lake is also known as Pangong Tso, which means extensive concavity, and it is one of the most spectacular lakes in India. This lake is 134 m in length and 5 km in width. The lake begins from India and ends in Tibet. Though the water of this lake is saline but still completely freezes during the winter season. Humans and animals can enjoy a walk over the frozen lake in winter. Tourists can spot numerous ducks gulls, and Siberian cranes flying over the lake surface which makes it look a compete paradise. Being clear and surrounded by tall mountain peaks and dense forests, the water of Pangong Lake sparkles with different colors, like green, blue, purple and violet. The 40 % part of this lake is in India and 60% of the lake lies into the territory of Tibet, China. Chushul Mountains overlook the Pangong Lake and enhance the beauty of this lake. The lake begins from Thikse village which is very popular for its Buddhist monasteries.

Activities: Pangong Lake is a great spot, not only for tourists but for geologists as well. Tourists can capture the mesmerizing beauty of this lake in their cameras and collect memories for a lifetime.

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