TRAVEL DESTINATION – PANGONG LAKE

It is a lake far away in barren land in Ladakh. This lake is known for its extension calm, clear and unending. It is the largest lake in Asia. Its area corresponds to both India and China. A third of those found in India and the rest in China. It is 130 km long and 7 km wide. It lies on the eastern Ladakh plateau in Changtang, about 140 km south-east of Leh, at an altitude of over 14,000 feet. Pangong Lake is also known as hollow. Clearly, traditional symbol of nature. Its brackish waters plays with sunlight to produce different color effect.

This area falls under army control and requires passing of Deputy Commissioner Leh. To reach this lake has to travel 30 kilometers on the Manali-Leh highway to reach Karu. From where the road forks, one goes to Manali and one of 113 kilometers long to Pangong TSO. After verification Karu paper, one goes through a lush green valley. This is very rare to see a green valley at that height. There are a total of five military checkpoints are on the road to Pangong Tso. The second checkpoint is in Zingral (15,500 feet). Here the army maintains a copy of the authorization. This is the rocky and porn by landslide.

This rocky terrain leads to the Chang (to 17,350 feet), the third highest motor able pass in the world. A trace of snow along the road to welcome us. It crosses the valley on the road sinking. The mountains seemed to be painted in purple, green and brown. One school of mountaineering is here, which provides training in various degrees of rock climbing we soon find ourselves on pasture, which is full of yaks, mountain cows. Changes in the Rocky Mountain area of sand. The road is full of water because of carriageway on the road.

Pangong suddenly appears to go through this area. Just two short miles from the lake passes through the terrain of gravel, which is open on the left side. You can see the history of Pangong here. The first vision of the blue waters of the lake is refreshing. Lukung After crossing the lake emerges from her veil in the right. This lake land lock extends through the entire length region to Chushul Ruthog neighbors. Extended into the Indo-Chinese border, its entry into China. Tourists can go to Spangmik, a village about 8 km from Lukung inhabited Khampa the tribe. Most freshwater inflows that feed the lake are in Tibet. It is 100 meters deep in places.

The sun plays a unique role in showing the different colors in the lake. Its crystal waters that plays with the sunlight to show the bands of blue, green, violet, purple, orange and red on the surface, like a rainbow. This presentation is a very pretty sight. The lake seems canvases painted in different colors of nature. Ends, the lake basin has lots of minerals deposited by the melting of snow. The lake is home to a variety of wildlife ranging from migratory birds to mammals of various species. The black necked Siberian crane, bar-geese and waterfowl can be spotted in the lake. One can stay here in tents and enjoy the silence of the water.

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