Pangong Lake in Ladakh has becomes a must-visit destination in Ladakh, especially for the domestic tourists. Pangong is situated at the border of India and China at a elevation of 4360 m surrounded by few Nomadic Villages / hamlets - Phograng, Lukung, Spangmik, Man and Meraks. More than half of the Lake is in China and western part of the Pangong Lake ends at Lukung. The Pangong Lake is popular for its change of color from Dark-Deep-Blue to crystal-clear-light-blue with the change of light. The mountains surrounding the Pangong lake frames the lake perfectly for any photograph.
Now Pangong Lake visit can be an overnight trip to enjoy the morning light / Pangong Lake sun-rise with many accommodations at these Villages and hamlest - ranging from budget Homestays, Camps, Resorts and Hotels. Pangong Lake can reached via Shayok from Nubra Valley, Changla from Leh and Tsaga la pass from Nyoma. The new circular route - Leh-Nubra-Pangong-Leh has become one of the top most popular tourist destination routes in Ladakh.
Serious Care should be taken for people who arrive Leh by air, not to travel this route without proper acclimmitization. Two of the highest passes in the world - the Khardong La Pass (5602m) and Changla Pass (5373 m) had to negotiated to complete this journey. Proper Inner Line Permit / Protected Area Permit had to procured before venturing on this route - both for Nubra Valley and Pangong Lake.