Pangong Tso Lake

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Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake situated at an altitude of 4350 m. The route from Leh to Pangong crosses over Chang La, one of the highest mountain passes in India. Tso means Lake in the local language.

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Chang La

As a good will gesture, the Indian Army provides complimentary tea to all tourists at the check post.

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Bare landscape along the way

This region is home to large populations of Yaks.

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Yak crossing

The long shaggy hair insulates them from the cold. Wild yaks can either be brown or black. However, domesticated ones can also be white.

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Shaggy Yak

Pangong Lake is in a disputed territory. The Line of Actual Control passes through the lake.

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First glimpse of the lake

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With the Tso in the background

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Anand Mahindra will be a proud man

The lake freezes in winter despite of it being a saline water lake.

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Salt deposits along the shore

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Pangong Tso Lake

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Pangong Tso Lake

It is 5 km wide at its broadest point.

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Pangong Tso Lake

Only 40% of the lake lies in India. The rest of it is in China.

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Shadows

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Jenny, Harish, and Savi – waiting for the sun to set

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Sunset

Day 2

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Sunrise

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Sunrise

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In front of the lake

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Pangong Tso Lake

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