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Ladakh Pangong Tso Itinerary
About Pangong Tso
Tibetan for “high grassland lake”, also referred to as Pangong Lake, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to China.
Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies in China.
The lake is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide at its broadest point.
All together it covers 604 square kilometer.
During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.
It is not a part of Indus river basin area and geographically a separate land locked river basin.
The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance.
This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention.