Weather : 12° C
Timings : All days of the week: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Time Required : 1 to 2 hours
Entry Fee : INR 20 per person per day (Inner Line Permit)
Height : 4350 metres
Length : 12 kms
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Pangong Lake, Leh Ladakh Overview
Pangong Tso Lake is a long, narrow, and deep lake in a glacial trough. The trough was formed by an earthquake that uplifted the earth along the borders of India and China at the same time that it lowered the great plateau on both sides of it. The lake is about 90 kilometers from Leh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir.
The name Pangong originates from Tibetan for “very high. This name is attributed to the fact that the lake is at a greater altitude than the surrounding land. The lake is close to the India-China international border (Line of Actual Control) and therefore disputed territory. In 1962, Chinese troops had encamped on the Great Bend of the Pangong Lake which was then claimed by India causing a tense situation between Indian and Chinese armies.
The lake covers an area of around 100 square kilometers and is 18 km long, 7 km wide and 135 meters deep. if you love traveling and want to know about more places visit us at Traveltricky.com