1 Day Pangong Tso Lake Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Pangong Tso

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OVER VIEWThe pangong Tso Lake means a “High Grassland Lake” located in the Changthang region of Ladakh. The lake is situated at an altitude of 14,270 ft (4,350m). The Lake is 134km and 5km wide and a cross border lake between India and China. Considering the altitude of the Lake and its saline water the lake has very few flora and fauna. The barheaded duck and Brahmini Ducks are few common species found here. The lake was earlier an outlet for the Skyok River but was cut-off from natural phenomenon. The Lake is famous for its blue waters and is a very famous for the Bollywood industry since the shot of the movie 3 Idiots where the climax was shoot. During winders the Lake freezes up completely and is amazing to be viewed from the top as beneth the lake resides different shades of blue.
OVERVIEWEarly morning full day excursion to Pangong Lake 135 km / 4400m east of Leh crossing Changla Pass 17500ft and driving via Durbuk and Tangtse villages. On a normal day one can consider about 10 hrs activity & may go upto 12 hrs based on road conditions and traffic.The following are the noticeable places to be sighted during this journey.Changla Baba MandirThis is a small temple maintained by the great soldiers of India. It is believed that there existed a baba here and the temple is in maintained in memories.Changla PassThe Chang La pass is at an altitude of 17,590 ft (5,360 m). It is claimed to be the world’s second highest motorable road in the world. This is the gateway of the Changthang Plateau situated in the Himalayas.Pangong Tso LakeThe Pangong Tso Lake means a “High Grassland Lake” located in the Changthang region of Ladakh. The lake is situated at an altitude of 14,270 ft (4,350m). It is the highest salt-water lake in the world and the view, so the lakes are amazing. It is believed the lake changes its color 4 – 5 times a day.You will then visit Shooting Point (3 Idiots movie shoot) and View point (panoramic view of the lake) of the lake for some selfies before you check in at hotel for lunch. Post lunch drive back to Leh and dinner and overnight stay in Leh.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Buffet lunch - Simple Veg Indian Meals
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Fuel surcharge
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Local taxes

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
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