A sea amidst the Himachals – Pangong Tso


A sea amidst the Himachals – Pangong Tso

A 5-hour rough drive through dramatically scenic mountains from Leh will take you to Pangong So. It is a salt-water endorheic basin lying in the borders of Tibet and India. The Line of Actual Control passes through the lake and 60% of the lake’s length lies in Tibet.


Our journey started early in the morning. After a tedious drive we reached the lake around noon. But the moment we set eyes on the beautiful lake all the hardship of the journey was forgotten.



The pristine blue waters and the mighty Himachal backdrop transported us to another world where the time stood still. It was the thirst that bought us back to reality, as we were not carrying any water. We had spent 2 hours walking around in that lake. According to our driver we were the first to spend more than half an hour on this lake in his entire career.



Pangong Tso, Tibetan for “long, narrow, enchanted lake”, enchanted our mind to carry back for the rest of our life.




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