Pangong is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas, nestled at an altitude of around 14,270 feet. 134 kilometers in terms of length, the lake stretch from Eastern Ladakh to Tibet. Around 60% portion of the lake lies in China. To access the Pangong Lake, one has to take a five hour long drive from Leh through coarse and dramatic mountain road.
Nestled at an elevation of 4300 meters, the crystal clear brackish waters of Pangong Lake changes its color in many shades of blue and green with the changing position of the sun in the sky. About 1/4th of the lake lies in India and the rest flows into the Tibet region of China. It is a breeding point for various migratory birds such as Bar headed goose and Brahmini ducks.
Located around 7 kilometers along the southern shores, it is the farthest village of Pangong area. From here, one can enjoy spectacular views of the Chang-Chenmo range mountains.
Day 1 Leh – Pangong Lake (ride 149 km)
The sixth day of your tour covers a visit to the Pangong Lake. The largest brackish water lake in Asia is one of the best attraction of Ladakh. 2/3rd portion of the lake lies in China. The waters are crystal clear blessed with so many intriguing shades of blue. After a halt at the lake, proceed towards Chang La (5500 meters above sea level) and go forward to the army checkpoint at Tangse. Check-in at the resort and have a comfortable stay for the night.
Day 2 Pangong – Leh (ride 149 km)
Have your breakfast early in the morning and get ready to head towards Leh. Explore Leh the whole day. Shop at bazaars and visit the Shanti Stupa, the Buddhist white-dome huge structure which overlooks Changspa. Enjoy a great view of the Indus Valley and the Zanskar range. Enjoy the comforts of your hotel.