Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake is 160 km from Leh, with spectacular view colorful mountains and Changla pass. The scenic view of colourful mountains throughout the journey makes your trip memorable.


The drive begins with photogenic view of Thiksey monastery, famous for its architectural similarities with Potala palace of Lhasa. The monastery covers an entire mountain ridge. Beyond this village, you will drive towards Changla pass, leaving the Leh Manali road on your right hand side. The long easy ascent to takes you to Changla pass through it's winding roads passing through Sakti Village. Stop at the Changla Pass for a quick photograp and drive down to the village of Tangtse, where you can enjoy a cup of tea.

Leaving Tangtse for Pangong you pass through many small villages of Changthang and finally you can have sudden view of the lake. The Pangong Lake is dramatic, surrounded by colorful mountains and it's reflection makes the lake beautiful. The color of the lake changes into different color throughout the day. The division of lake between India and China makes it different than the other Lake. Therefore you are allowed to go upto Spangmik only.

Duration: 6 nights / 7 days

Day 1: Leh - Durbuk.....110 km
Visit enroute Chemra and Taktak Gompas. Overnight stay in camp at Durbuk.

Day 2: Durbuk - Lukung....100km

Bypass village Tangtse, drive upto Lukung. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 3: Lukung - Pangong Lake ...60km
Drive via Spangmik village at the bank of Pangong lake. This lake is the highest in Ladakh and is famous for colourful stones and wild flowers (in summer months). Overnight stay in camp.

Day 4: At Pangong Lake
Explore the area, drive and trek along the lake. It is a once-in-a-life time experience.

Day 5: Pangong Lake - Tangtse ...90km
Drive back upto Tangtse by crossing over a pass. There are beautiful sites for photography. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 6: Tangtse - Changla
Enroute visit Durbuk Gompa. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 7: Changla - Hemis - Leh
Visit Hemis Gompa. It is the richest gompa of this region. Overnight stay in a Hotel at Leh.


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