Pangong Tso

Pangong Tso, Leh: Hours, Address, Pangong Tso Reviews: 5/5

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Ravsh
69 contributions
Family
A mixed experience. Its a huge lake lengthwise-actually a small very small sea. Go there only if you enjoy beauty of nature, want to do meditation etc. Otherwise its just a lake. No activity at the lake except a few three idiot type activities like bum pose, scooter, ladakhi dress etc. There are numerous basic tents, cottages along the lake to stay-mostly average, lack of electricity, etc.-don't look for luxury. I would suggest at least a day's stay to enjoy the view as journey from both Leh and Nubra is 5-6 hours with some bad patches of road en-route. No shop except few restaurants. Road from Nubra along Shyok river is more beautiful, though road condition is not that good. Again travel 5-6 hours on difficult roads only if you like natural beauty.
Written 14 August 2022
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84robertantony
Bengaluru, India10 contributions
Lake looks amazing when sun is out, at night, one of the clearest views of the Milky way and bright stars. all in all an unique experience
Written 11 August 2022
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Ramesh Ramakrishnan
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The tough journey is rewarded with a Unforgettable view of changing colours of the lake. Don't skip this place.
Written 7 August 2022
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NayantSavani
Mumbai, India611 contributions
A calming serene lake with changing colour as per the sun rays. With mountains on both sides this lake is just 30% within India. A lot of tents and cottages have come up in this area for tourist to stay over. There is no full time electricity and food is available in each tent area.
The place get cold and is very windy. Walking on the lake path is an experience. The 3 idiots famous final scene was shot here.
Some share the opinion that it could be a day return journey fro Leh. Tend to agree with that view. However the roads leading to Pangong Tso is rough. Even coming in from Nubra valley carries the risk of being blocked out if water melting its was causes the roads to become non navigating.
Written 30 July 2022
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Avinash Chandra A
Bengaluru, India933 contributions
Couples
it was mesmerizing, as beautiful as expected. sun rise was amazing and the lake is one of the best. The journey from Nubra Valley is tiring but worth it.
Written 30 July 2022
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Sandeep
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The lake is around 5 to 6 hours journey from Hotel Grand willow, Leh.
very calm, cool soothing lake, never seen before in life.
Written 23 July 2022
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Amit Singh S
Hyderabad District, India82 contributions
The lake very huge with different colors at different times of the day, plan to visit in early hours as it gets chilly winds after 17:00 and one cannot stay near Pangong lake.

Those who are panning to stay near this place should book accommodation in wooden cottage as normal tents won't protect you from spine chilling cold during night time.

There will be no power after 22:00 so charge your electronic devices before hand or carry power banks. Moreover there will be no mobile network (Jio, Airtel or BSNL) available in this area so plan accordingly.
Written 17 July 2022
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Sanjiv Pandey
New Delhi, India9 contributions
Friends
What a place!! One has to see it to believe it. Road from Leh to Pangong and beyond is being widened, not that it is in very bad shape as of now.

Crystal clear water, cold as ice and changing hues with every passing minute – it is not easy to describe this magical lake. Accommodation here is basic because the government does not want to leave a permanent dent on the natural beauty perhaps. Tents and wooden cottages only.

Our place of stay, Virgo Cottages were spic and span. Haider, the caretaker and Ajay, the cook from Jharkhand were amazing. Ajay cooked good food esp. the egg curry and Aloo ka Paratha were sumptuous.

No network here. Jio works a bit at some isolated spots and of course, BSNL. Vodafone doesn’t work at all in Ladakh. Govt must tell these operators to have few satellite phones to take care of any emergency.
Written 16 July 2022
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Aditya B
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After the grueling journey from Leh to Pangong by road (which is really bad if you have motion sickness or weak back), you witness the natural beauty which makes everything worthwhile. The lake and its colors are cannot be replicated even on a canvas. Its the uniqueness which makes visiting this lake special. See it to believe it.
Written 12 July 2022
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SandeepGadgil
Pune, India263 contributions
This is an amazing place. Just be mindful that it can get cold and windy and can have light snowfall (enroute) even in May. So be prepared. But a must-see location
Written 3 July 2022
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