Pangong Lake

(13000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Jammu and Kashmir | India
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Pangong Lake is categorised as Lakeside / Remote Himalayas

Pangong Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 July 2010)
Pangong Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 July 2014)
Chag la Pass enroute Pangong - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
Chang La Top - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
Enroute Pangong - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
Enroute Pangong - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
Crystal clear Pangong - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
Pangong Views - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
Views from Pangong - Photos Courtesy Milind Kshirsagar (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 August 2013)
Pangong Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 July 2010)

Reasons to Visit
  • Pangong Lake is situated at about 14,200 feet and is the world’s highest saltwater lake.
  • Pangong Lake is almost 150 km long with just one third of it in India (Other side being in China).
  • Enroute to Pangong Lake, one passes Third Highest Motorable road in the world
  • Pangong Lake acquired a lot of attention with Aamir Khan super hit movie "3 Idiots" where it was the location of the climax.
  • The landscape in the backdrop of the Pangong Lake makes it a one of a kind experience.
Know It
  • Inner Line permit is not required for Indian Nationals to visit Pangong from 1st May 2014 onwards There are camps setup on the banks of the Pangong lake for accommodation Pangong Lake is accessible and visited by tourists in June - Sept Period.
  • Remote Destinations offering exceptional Himalayan Views"Pangong Lake (15000+ ft asl) lies in the remotest corner of Ladakh (120 kms from leh - 5 hours) and is blessed with exceptional Lakeside and Himalayan views. Pangong Lake is a destination for photographers and experiential travellers to arrive for witnessing exceptional natural beauty. Open during Mid-May to Mid-Oct"
  • Destinations to visit for Holiday Travellers to Ladakh"Pangong is a high altitude lake set at about 15000 ft asl and is where climax of Bollywood super hit feature film "3 Idiots" was filmed. Eversince Pangong is hit with holiday travellers for a day visit ex-Leh (140 kms) or an overnight stay. Typical Stay - 1 night"
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Leh (150 kms)

Pangong Lake has 10 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Adventure / Camp8

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14 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Pangong Lake

Short Break (4-6 nights)4
Holiday (7 or more)10

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List of Holidays for Pangong Lake

Short Break

  • Amazing Ladakh (6 Nights)
  • Journey of Ladakh via Kargil (7 Nights)
  • Journey of Ladakh via Manali (6 Nights)
  • Journey to Ladakh Air Package (Ex-Delhi) (6 Nights)


  • Best of Ladakh Air Package (Ex-Delhi) (7 Nights)
  • Best of Ladakh with Turtuk (7 Nights)
  • Calls of Mountains (7 Nights)
  • Complete Ladakh with Tsomoriri (8 Nights)
  • Highlights of Ladakh (9 Nights)
  • Journey of Ladakh via Kargil with Uley (7 Nights)
  • Journey to Ladakh Air Package (Ex-Mumbai) (7 Nights)
  • Ladakh and Kashmir with Zanskar Valley (16 Nights)
  • Memorable Journey to Ladakh (9 Nights)
  • Return trip to Srinagar (8 Nights)

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Pangong Lake has 3 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Car On Disposal

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Leh and drop to Jammu (in 2 days)Rs. 27435
Visit from Leh to Pangong Lake / Spangmik and return on Day 2Rs. 10875

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Leh to Pangong Lake Day visit and backRs. 9135

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Pangong Lake has Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

4 Travel Ideas listed for Pangong Lake. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Bird Watching in Ladakh
  • Pangong Lake Experience
  • Photography in Ladakh
  • Wildlife in Ladakh

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Pangong Lake is an high altitude lake visited ex-Leh (128 kms). The lake is 134 kms long and max 5 km wide. Pangong drive from Leh is most spectacular via Changla pass and staying overnight at Pangong Lake is nothing short of an experience. Pangong area is also renowned for bird watching as its a nesting grounds for migratory birds like Bar headed Geese and being considered for a Ramsar site.
    Activity, Lake or Riverside
    High Altitude Lake, Bird Watching

Destinations within reach from Pangong Lake

  • Leh ( 150 Km )

    Leh lies at altitude of 10500 ft and the region basically is a high altitude desert and home to more

  • Nimu ( 175 Km )

    Nimu lies mid-way between Leh and Alchi and is renowned for being one of the end point of the more

  • Alchi ( 200 Km )

    At 70 kms from Leh, Alchi Choskor (10000 - 11000 ft) is situated on the banks of Indus River and more

  • Uley ( 210 Km )

    Uley (or Uleytopko) lies on the Leh - Srinagar highway at about 70 kms from Leh near Alchi more

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Nearest Airport in Pangong Lake
  • Kushok Bakula Rinpoche Airport ( IXL ) , Leh-150 Kms
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