10 Things You Should Know

10 Things You Should Know

Pangong Tso, also known as Pangong Lake, is a high altitude lake in the Himalayas located in the Ladakh region of India. Here are some things you should know about Pangong Lake before visiting:

  1. Location: Pangong Lake is located at an altitude of over 4,000 meters, along the India-China border.
  2. Accessibility: The lake can be reached by road from Leh, the capital city of Ladakh, a journey of about 5-6 hours.
  3. Weather: Pangong Lake is situated in a high altitude region, and temperatures can be quite low, even in the summer months. Visitors are advised to carry warm clothing and gear.
  4. Permits: Visitors need to obtain a Inner Line Permit or fee for Ecology Leh to visit Pangong Lake, which can be obtained from the District Commissioner’s office in Leh or Online.
  5. Scenery: Pangong Lake is known for its stunning views of the Himalayas and its crystal clear waters that change color throughout the day.
  6. Respect for the environment: Pangong Lake is situated in a fragile eco-system, and visitors are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the environment.
  7. Littering: Pangong Lake is located in a remote and pristine environment. Visitors should dispose of their trash properly to minimize impact on the environment.
  8. Ignoring restrictions: There are certain areas around the lake that are off-limits to visitors. These restrictions are in place to protect the environment and wildlife.
  9. Polluting the water: Swimming, washing clothes or dishes, and disposing of waste in the lake is strictly prohibited.
  10. Ignoring safety precautions: Pangong Lake is located at a high altitude and visitors should take precautions to avoid altitude sickness. They should also be mindful of the weather, which can change suddenly.

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