JULEY LADAKH: Road Trip To Pangyong Lake (Part 2) – August 2014

“PANGYONG TSO”: An Endorheic Lake in the Himalaya’s Lap

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Are you planning to travel Ladakh? Read “JULEY LADAKH” – Journey Begins (Day 1) or you just wanted to explore White desert and World’s highest motorable road? Read “Nubara Valley (Day 3)” and if you always wonder how the heaven look like ! Explore “An Unexplored Heaven: Chopta

Day 2: Leh to Pangyong Lake via CHANG LA

Next day, early morning at 5:30 AM, we started our journey for the Pangong Lake or I must say “lake of the colors” lies about 160 km to the north-east of Leh across the CHANG LA pass (17,688 ft), world’s third highest pass.

Chang La Paas: worlds 3rd highest motorable road
Chang La Paas: worlds 3rd highest motorable road

The pathways towards Pangong Tso was very scenic, its ultra-wide landscapes, humongous mountains, miraculously bloomed pink, yellow, red flowers,  green oases and hypnotic natural beauty can’t be described by words. It was like god has painted marvellous topography on green canvas. Our camera was not able to capture all those moments as it was, so we just decided to gulp as much as we could from eyes.

Rusty Mountains
Rusty Mountains

We also saw horses & marmot (large squirrels) grazing on the emeralds grass lands.

The Mormot
The Mormot

Pangyong Lake is considered as the largest lake in Asia as well as it forms a border between India and China, its 30% part is in India & 70% is in China.

After this mesmeric journey, finally we reached Pangyong Lake and we could not believe our eyes to see that stunning Lake.

Pangyong Tso - colorful with heavenly touch
Pangyong Tso – colorful with heavenly touch

It’s like a kaleidoscope of shades; aquamarine, purple, blue, white and green as the sun changes its position or when a passing clouds floats over the lake. The lake was fenced by gigantic Rusty Mountain and incredible wave of peace.

Sitting Beside Pangyong Lake is one of the best wish in life
Sitting Beside Pangyong Lake is one of the best wish in life
Pebbles as a Holy symbol
Pebbles as a Holy symbol

Pangong lake got more popularity after 3-idiots movie. We also had lunch at ‘Rancho Restaurant’. While coming back from Pangong, we saw enormous Army cant, Indian army training center and army men stationed on roads.

with ladakhi locals wearing their cultural dresses
with ladakhi locals wearing their cultural dresses

Overall it was a life time memorable journey with scrambled, hyped & massive mountain ranges of Himalayas & Karakoram, with unforgettable greenish & bluish tinge sceneries and combination of mesmerising natural beauty, spirituality and blissful peace. This celestial landscape offers self-realization to the sole and left a hypnotic impression for rest of my life.

Remember returning back to LEH from Pangyong Lake on same day is a tiring and long journey. So have your food before leaving from Pangyong Lake, you will find lot many restaurant here (recommended).

Also Pangyong Lake is a one day trip only, we didn’t stayed here but returned to our hotel in LEH on the same day. Many travelers prefer Camp stay in Pangyong Lake.

We reached to our hotel in LEH, had dinner and went to sleep quickly. As we heard from Dr. Chang (our trip Manager) the trip to NUBARA VALLEY is a long road trip next morning but BEAUTIFUL.

Read My Some More AMAZING TRAVEL EXPERIENCES: 

“JULEY LADAKH” – Journey Begins (Day 1)

“Nubara Velley” : Explore the Peace, White Desert and KhardungLa

UNEXPLORED HEAVEN: “CHOPTA”, Uttarakhand India

If you are planning a Trip to Ladakh/Pangyong Lake/Nubara Valley, Check out the below information’s:

Check the “JULEY LADAKH: Journey Begins (Part 1) for below information:
  • THINGS TO DO.
  • MUST SEE PLACES IN LADAKH.
  • HOW TO REACH – LADAKH with MAP.
  • BEST TIME TO VISIT – LADAKH.
  • WHAT TO CARRY WHEN TRAVELING TO – LADAKH.
  • WHERE TO STAY.
  • BUDGET CALCULATOR.
  • EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN LADAKH.

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