Witnessing the beauty of Pangong Lake – Day 7!
Leh Ladakh Diaries Day – 7
After a tiring and long journey of Day 6, they left for visiting Pangong Lake. Pangong Lake is said to be the best place of the entire Leh-Ladakh trip. Most of the tourist visit Leh-Ladakh to see this beautiful place. Pangong Lake gained popularity amongst the Indian as well as International tourists after the release of Aamir Khan’s movie 3 Idiots. At this place, the climax scene of the movie was shoot, which was liked by almost all the people who saw the movie, 3 Idiots. After which, it becomes a famous hot-spot for many other movies too.
The sparkling and mind-blowing Pangong Lake is situated in the Himalayan region of Leh-Ladakh at the height of approximate 4350 meters. This beautiful Lake is 12 km long and extends from India to Tibet, among which 2/3 lies in the Tibet region. Since this Lake connects India and China, a lot of security is maintained there. No water sports and no swimming are allowed in this Lake. It is a salty water Lake. The temperature of this place ranges from 5’C to 10’C because of which this Lake freezes completely during the winter season. One of the unique features of this Lake is its color, which never remains the same and changes from light blue to green and even grey too.
It is a breath-taking 5-6 hour journey to reach Pangong from Leh. My sister and her friends left from Leh around 8:30 in the morning after having breakfast and they reached at the Pangong Lake spot around 2 P.M. While on the way to Pangong, their tour guide suggested them to visit Lake first and then have Lunch and take rest. On the way to Pangong lies the tourist spot Changla Pass, it is another highest point to see and click photographs. There are several modes of transport through which you can reach Pangong Lake but you should make sure whichever vehicle you hire, it should have enough fuel in it and should be completely fine since there are no Petrol Pumps on the way to Pangong.
After reaching Pangong Lake, all the couples enjoyed the beautiful view of crystal waters and gentle hills. They clicked many Photographs since Pangong Lake is said to one of the best Photogenic places. The mesmerizing and the real beauty of the Pangong Lake makes it a favourite destination for film directors for shooting and filming. Many films like Dil Se, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, 3 Idiots, Waqt, Tashan, Heroes etc. have been shot at this place. There are few eatery stalls at this place, where you can enjoy having Maggi and some snacks with hot Tea and Coffee but they took their own snacks at the Lake. One can also find the famous 3 Idiots climax scene scooty model which actress Kareena Kapoor Khan drives in the movie for clicking photographs in the same pose. You will also find the local animal Yak ride there.
The best time to visit this place is during summer Season because during winters the Lake freezes to an absolute turquoise on which one can even walk and the temperature drops to a minimum of – 14’C. And during summer the weather is completely different with open and fresh air with normal temperature and you can also witness migrating birds and other flora fauna.
Many leave on the same day back to Leh, while some opt for a night stay at this place. If you are opting for a night stay, then tents are the only options for stay. The tents there are quite clean, comfortable and cozy. My sister and few couples left on the same day while few couples took the option of night stay to enjoy the beautiful view of the sky at night and also sunrise of Pangong Lake.
Read Day 1 of our traveling in Leh Ladakh
Read our fun tour on Day 2 in Leh Ladakh
Do not miss the fun Day 3 Leh Ladakh post!
And, here’s Day 4 in Leh Ladakh
We had a blast on Day 5 in Leh Ladakh
Day 6 Leh Ladakh Diaries
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Movie me to dekha tha per blog k baad us jagah khubsurti aur details k sath samney aayi, sabse mazedaar lake ka colour change hona laga, kitna accha n unique experience hai na ye
Itni mehnat se wahan pahunch kar ye khubsurti dekh kar saari thakaan utar gai hogi
Wow! Sounds no less than a dream! The Photos are so serene and maybe someday we will get to experience this first hand <3
The place is picturesque and your post(s) are pushing me to pack bags soon. This place is in my bucket list for years now. Hopefully one day.
I read all your posts and loved the way you have written about your experience.
Pangong lake is on my list. A friend stayed there overnight and couldn’t stop talking about it
I am following your Leh Ladakh diaries and noting down points so that we can plan a trip in the next year with our kid. Superb post!
I been there and Pangong lake is so beautiful..Guides report that there are no fish or other aquatic life on the Indian side of the lake, except for some small crustaceans. On the other hand, visitors see numerous ducks and gulls over and on the lake surface.
Wow that’s such a beautiful place to visit , loved the pictures and the way you have described it
Can’t believe we have been planning on going to Leh for sometime now and I bump into a post which makes it even more irresistible for me to wait any further. Such amazing views, just can’t wait to experience this sooner than later.
Oh, I just cannot wait to visit this place. Leh & Ladakh have been on my bucket list since long, but I’ve only wondered if it’ll be good to take our kid along. A
A vacation to Ladakh has been on my list since long. Your post only makes me finalize the dates soon.
Ladakh is on my wish list. Your post and pictures are making me more eager. Hoping to go there soon.
Leh & Ladakh among a few other more places are on my bucket list for long now. Looks like it’s high time I do visit now.
Such a beautiful and photogenic place indeed. Must add in every traveller’s list!
Pangong lake sounds like a real gem especially love the idea of the lake changing colours. It must be a beautiful sight to witness. I hope to go here someday
This blog is really good blog on Pangong lake I wish one day I visit Ladakh