Leh Ladakh Tour is one of the most thrilling journeys that never ceases to amaze you. Leh Ladakh Tour is filled with so many exciting sights and surprises that can appear at any time anywhere. While exploring Leh and Ladakh you will come across several captivating valleys, alluring landscapes, quaint villages, historical towns, high-altitude passes, ancient monasteries and many wonders of this nature that will pull your eyes towards them. One such wonder of Ladakh guided tour is – Pangong Lake or Pangong Tso Lake.
Pangong Tso Lake is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world which is the true beauty of our mother Earth and Ladakh. Pangong Lake is truly the most beautiful lake in the world which continues to fascinate its visitors with its natural beauty and breathtaking views. This magical lake of Ladakh is nestled like a glooming cloud in the strong roots of the Himalayas. The lake is well-known throughout the world and attracts millions of tourists every year due to its colour changing magic which sometimes is blue and other times its red and greenish. This lake has derived its name from a Tibetan word that means “high grassland lake”. Pangong Lake holds an impressive length of 134 kms and width of 5 kms. Being close to the Indo-China border, 1/3rd portion of the lake is in India and the remaining is in China which is managed by the Chinese government.
Being positioned close to the Indo-China border, all the visitors and tourists need to have certain documents in order to explore Pangong Lake. Here, in order to visit Pangong Lake, you need to take permission from the DC office in Leh for the Inner Line Permit that allows Indians and Protected Area Permit that allows International clients to explore Pangong Lake under a specific time frame and only till a specific area. Here, if you want to spend some time at the lake, you may set up your camp for a limited time frame as the lake is close to the international border.
When it comes to staying, do not get afraid as there are plenty of options where you can stay and spend a few nights close to the Pangong Lake. The nearest village to the lake is Spangmik Village where you can find few options to stay and food. There are some locals who run homestays and provide meals which you may explore. Along with this, there are few options of eco-huts and budget hotels where you can relax and spend a few nights. Pangong Lake and nearby areas are blessed with splendid vistas and picturesque landscapes which will remain in your heart forever.
If you do not want to stay at Pangong Lake, you may consider a same day tour to Pangong Lake from Leh as well.
The whole region of Ladakh receives heavy snow-fall in the winters and at some places temperature goes down to -50 degrees Celsius. Hence, the best time to visit Ladakh and Pangong Lake is during the summer months of May to October as the temperature remains pleasant in the daytime. However, during the winters, complete regions get covered with a dense white layer of snow and Pangong Lake freezes completely.
So, the best time to visit Ladakh and Pangong Lake is during the summer months.
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