Kashmir – Ladakh Trip Day 12 (Pangong Lake)

Pangong Lake 2

We started at 8:10 am from Leh and reached Pangong Lake around 1:15 p.m., charges – Rs. 1500 per person (includes shared return Xylo taxi fare and night halt waiting charges). Pangong lake was beautiful and serene. Its also called Pangong Tso, Tibetan for “long, narrow, enchanted lake”, is situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km long and extends from India to Tibet. 60% of the length of the lake lies in Tibet. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. Saw few homestays at Spangmik Village which were very basic without attached bathrooms. Finalized one for Rs. 350 per night, this one was situated at 100m distance from the lake. One of the best part about this journey to Pangong lake and back was that we met new people and made new friends. We met 2 brothers from Mount Abu – Nikhil Agarwal and Mudit Agarwal and instantly bonded with them. The brothers rode from Leh to Pangong on a bullet, though the ride was a rough one they had a great time. We also met 2 other persons – Alfredo Sagasti from Spain and Natasha Salaja from Slovenia. They have visited India more than once. Alfredo was well read and knew many things about India. It was really cold at Pangong, around 2-3 degrees C. Chatted with friends and went to zzz

From L-R,Nikhil, Natasha, Alfredo, Korean Girl, Nehal, Chanak & Mudit

From L-R,Nikhil, Natasha, Alfredo, Korean Girl, Nehal, Chanak & Mudit

A Monastrey on our way to Pangong

A Monastrey on our way to Pangong

On our way to pangong

On our way to pangong

First sight of Pangong Lake

First sight of Pangong Lake

Pangong Lake 1

Pangong Lake 1

Pangong Lake 2

Pangong Lake 2

Pangong Lake 3

Pangong Lake 3

Pangong Lake 4

Pangong Lake 4

The rains approaching from right side at Spanmik

The rains approaching from right side at Spanmik

Nikhil & Mudit Agarwal

Nikhil & Mudit Agarwal

Nikhil with Nehal against backdrop of Pangong

Nikhil with Nehal against backdrop of Pangong

Nehal posing at Pangong Lake

Nehal posing at Pangong Lake

Hill View at Pangong

Hill View at Pangong

Having fun at Pangong Lake

Having fun at Pangong Lake



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