Pangong Lake lies high in the Himalayas, at 4350 metres above sea level on the Indo-China border. It’s a 5 hour drive from the town of Leh through some dramatic mountain scenery including the Changla pass- one of the highest motorable roads in the world. The drive is slightly arduous, but is also immensely rewarding… and at the end of it is the stunning Pangong Lake. The water constantly changes its appearance according to the weather conditions and time of day and the range of colours it goes through is pretty overwhelming. Surrounded by bare snow-brushed mountain peaks with barely a trace of vegetation for miles around, it’s a sight that’s going to make an indelible mark on you. Soak it in. If you’re looking for serenity at its most fulfilling, you’d be hard pressed to find a better experience.
Pangong is just one of the magical destinations we travel to in our tours to Ladakh. You’ll also get to see some of India’s oldest monasteries, the highest motorable roads in the world and a high altitude desert landscape that resembles the moon more than it does any other place on this planet!
To get to Ladakh, you can fly in to Leh from Delhi. At this time of year you also have the option of driving up from Manali. Find out more here .
All our tours are highly customizable, so get in touch and we’ll respond promptly to work out an itinerary designed to your preferences.
Pangong freezes over in the winter months despite being a salt-water lake… so the best time to see it is from June to September… which is now!