Ladakh Reopens Pangong Lake For Tourists

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Ladakh’s famous Pangong lake is now reopened for tourists. The lake is open from 10 January onwards.

The lake was closed for seven months as there has been border tension between India and China in Ladakh.

In a tweet, the Ladakh tourism department informed; “The Majestic Pangong Lake Has Been Reopened for tourists starting from January 10. So get the inner line permit (ILP) at lahdclehpermit.in, and visit this spellbinding lake.”

However, tourists intending to visit Pangong Lake should apply for Inner Line Permit (ILP) at DC office Leh near the polo-ground, said the the deputy commissioner of Leh, in an official press release.

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The Pangong lake has been reopened for visitors including domestic as well as foreign, said Additional deputy commissioner Leh, Sonam Chos.

About Pangong Lake

  • Lake Pangong is at an altitude of almost 4,350 m and is the highest saltwater lake in the world.
  • A third of Lake Pangong extends for nearly 160 km and is located in India and the other two thirds in China.
  • The Pangong Lake derives its name from the Tibetan word “Pangong Tso”, which means “high meadow lake”.
  • Pangong Lake is also known to change colors and appear blue, green and red at different times.

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