Pangong LakeJammu & Kashmir / Leh / 06-Aug-2016
Pangong lake is known to be one of the salty lake at a high altitude. It lies in the region of Leh Ladakh known of high mountain passes is an extreme cold desert. At a height of 14300ft Pangong Lake is undoubtedly one of the top list of traveler's travel to Leh.
The lake is about 6 km in width and it's more than half part belong to China. With the outstanding surrounding of mountainous this lake is in Border of India and China which fill approximately 600 sqkm in land. For the photographer, this is an uncommon scenic view of photography.
Climate of Pangong Lake
In winter the whole got frozen with ice even the Military trucks deliver their heavy payload over it. Summer the temperature may rise from 25-30 °C with dry air.
How to reach Pangong Lake
Reaching to here is covered in 5 hours from the nearest city Leh, most of it on a rough and dramatic mountain road. The road crosses the villages of Shey and Gya and traverses the Chang La, where army sentries and a small teahouse greet visitors. The road down from Chang La leads through Tangste and other smaller villages, crossing river called Pagal Naala or "The Crazy Stream". The spectacular lakeside is open during the tourist season, from May to September. An Inner Line Permit is required to visit the lake as it lies on the Sino-Indian Line of Actual Control. While Indian nationals can obtain individual permits, others must have group permits (with a minimum of three persons) accompanied by an accredited guide; the tourist office in Leh issues the permits for a small fee. For security reasons, India does not permit boating.
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