Pangong Tso Tibetan for excessive grassland lake, also known as Pangong Lake is an endorheic lake within the Himalayas located at a height of about 4,350 m. It is 134 km long and extends from India to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, China. Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies inside the Tibetan Autonomous Region. The lake is 5 km extensive at its broadest point. All collectively it covers 604 km2. During winter the lake freezes absolutely, despite being saline water. It is not a part of the Indus river basin area and geographically a separate landlocked river basin.
The lake is inside the manner of being diagnosed under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of worldwide importance. This may be the primary trans-boundary wetland in South Asia beneath the conference. Pangong Tso may be reached in a 5-hour drive from Leh, most of it on a hard and dramatic mountain avenue. The road crosses the villages of Shey and Sakti and traverses the Chang La, where military sentries and a small teahouse greet visitors. The avenue down from Chang La leads via Tangste and different smaller villages, crossing a river called Pagal Naala or The Crazy Stream. The superb lakeside is open at some point of the traveler season, from May to September.