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5 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Pangong lake

The endorheic lake situated at a height of about 4,350 m in the Himalayas, the Pangong lake is also referred to as the ‘high grassland lake.’ The 134 km long lake, which extends from India to China, offers a tranquil and picturesque view. Featured in many movies like 3 Idiots, the attention-grabbing lake settled in middle of snow-clad mountains offers a serene experience to travelers.

Pangong Lake

But, apart from calmness and beauty it offers to travelers and trekkers, the lake also holds some very interesting facts not many people know:

  1. The lake is divided between India and China and 60 percent of its length lies in China.
  2. Located in the Himalayas, the most fascinating point of the lake is despite its saline water, it freezes completely in winters, making it one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon worth watching.
  3. After getting identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance, Pangong Lake will become the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia.
  4. The lake situated in Sino-Indian disputed territory and the Line of Actual Control passes through the lake, thus making it a delicate border point. Approximately 20 km east from the Line of Actual Control is managed by China but claimed by India.
  5. Due to brackish water, the lake has very low micro-vegetation, and there is are fish or other aquatic life in the lake, except for some small crustaceans. But visitors can see numerous ducks and gulls hovering over and on the lake surface.

Pangong Lake

The lake is a heavenly place located on top that has been attracting tourist and trekkers for decades, thanks to its pristine beauty and interesting facts associated with it that have potential to fill your heart with peace and content at the end of your journey. So what are you waiting for? Come out of the virtual space, pack your bags and explore the mesmerizing place for yourself. Trust us, it would mesmerize you to the core!

Pangong Lake