Things to do
Bonfire by the lake-Yes, the Pangong Tso looks beautiful throughout the day but is just as spectacular under the starlit sky. Chilly winds tend to have the night temperature drop rather drastically, and there's no better way to spend the evening than by a bonfire.
Leh Heritage Walk-A walk through the city, the heritage walk explores the corners and crevices, traces history and art across this ancient town with frequent stops to sample local flavour. Clearly the Namgyal dynasty's last holding before the Dogras took over in the 19th century, walk through the old city and old residences of ministers and artisans of the king.
Rafting-Zanskar-Essentially cut off from the rest of the world in winter (thanks largely to unreliable road access because of the weather), Zanskar is a huge must-visit if you're here in Summer. Rafting, anywhere in the world, is a super adrenaline-charged activity that nobody can get enough of. Rafting on the mighty Zanskar, however, takes this to a whole new level.
Best time to visit June to September
Between late June and mid September, high snow-bound passes remain open and temperatures are pleasant enough for a couple of hours without a sweater.Expect regular snowfall intervals by the end of October right through to March.Winters, however, are harsh with most places inaccessible thanks to abundant snow.
How to reach
Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) is the nearest airport located at a distance of 227 kilometre from Pangong Tso. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is well connected to Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh and several other cities in India. From the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport, you can take a cab to reach your destination. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is one of the highest airports located at an elevation 3256 m.
There is no railway station nearer to Pangong Tso.
The closest railway station you will find is 895 kilometre from Pangong Tso in Pathankot Punjab. Pathankot railway stations is well connected with Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and many more. You can take a cab or bus to reach Pangong Tso from Pathankot.
Pangong Tso is located 961 km from Srinagar on Leh Manali Highway. You can take a cab or bus to reach Pangong Tso. You can also go for a bike trip to Pangong Tsofrom Srinagar, Manali or Chandigarh. During winter seasons highways connecting Pangong Tso (Leh-Manali Highway) are shut due to heavy snowfalls.
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