One of the highest lakes within the world, Pangong Tso Lake is one among the most well-liked names in Leh Ladakh tourism. The far-famed and sparkling blue Pangong lake is located close to Leh-Ladakh within the himalayas, roughly at the height of 4350 meters.
As this lake is situated at a very high altitude, it freezes fully during winters and the temperature here ranges between -5 to 10°C in winters. This mesmerizing lake is located around 140km from Leh and it spreads its alluring charm across the Indo-China Border; with the majority of it being controlled by China.
However, due to the strategic location of Pangong Tso Lake, foreign nationals need to obtain an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit this captivating lake in Ladakh. Also, visitors are allowed only till the limits of the Spangmil Village near the lake. Though boating or any other water activities are restricted, visitors can enjoy camping beside the Pangong Tso Lake and enjoy its magical beauty.
Best time to visit Pangong Tso Lake is from June to September. During this time, the temperature starts getting milder and the atmosphere becomes clear; visitors can enjoy astounding views of the lake and its vicinity.