Pangong Tso the largest lake in the Himalayas, stretches for some 130 km, with a width of only two to six km. From its north-west tip near Lukung, the initial stage extends south-east for nearly 40 km before bending to the east over the border into Tibet.
Pangong Tso is situated at an altitude of about 13,900 feet above sea-level. The name Pangong is a derivative of the Tibetan word Banggong co meaning “enchanted, long, narrow lake”. One third of the lake is in India while the remaining two thirds lies in Tibet, which is controlled by China. Majority of the streams which fill the lake are located on the Tibetan side..
This beautiful lake is about a five hours drive from the town of Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The route passes through the beautiful Ladakh countryside, over Chang La, the third highest motor-able road at an altitude of 17,352 feet above sea-level. The road trip is an interesting and popular excursion by tour vehicles.
The first glimpse of Pangong Tso is of the serene, bright blue waters and rocky lake shore and this remains etched in the memory of tourists. These is a narrow ramp-like formation on land which runs into the lake, a favorite with travelers.
The sheer beauty of Pangong Tso is the fact that the lake displays multiple colours ranging from shades of blue, green and even sometimes appearing reddish. The rugged Trans-Himalayan mountains in the background make for a stunning panoramic view..
Arrival at Leh airport, to be received by our representative and transferred to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel for a Complete day of rest wherein welcome tea and coffee will be served by the Hotel. Lunch will be served at 2.00 PM, after lunch visit Leh Market, Leh Palace, Hall of Fame and Shanti Stupa. Overnight Hotel.
After breakfast drive to visit the Shey Palace, Thiksey & Hemis monasteries and Stok Palace Museum. Packed or Hot Lunch will be provided. Return to Leh in the evening. Overnight Hotel.
The doorway to Shyok and Nubra valleys and the world’s topmost motorable pass according to BRO (Border Road Organization), ‘Khardung La’ is located on the Ladakh range which is 40 km from Leh. It is positioned at an altitude of 18,379 ft. and is also known as the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’. The place offers amazing picturesque and attractive views of valleys. In addition, Tibetan prayer flags add numerous colors to the scenic beauty. Khardung La is a strategically important pass lying on a caravan road from Leh to Kashgar. In earlier times camels and horses took this trade route to supply goods and valuables. Today it is used to carry supplies to Siachen Glacier and is of high logistic importance to Indian army. The nearest reachable town to this pass is Leh which is linked to Manali and Srinagar.
Full day sightseeing tour visit Sangam Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, hall of fame. Dinner & overnight at Hotel.
Early morning transfer to airport and fly back to Delhi with Sweet Memories of Ladakh.