The Pangong Lake is situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m), one of the largest brackish-water lakes in Asia, is also considered as the largest lake in Ladakh.. Pangong Lake lies like a giant snake is 130 km long. The Pangong Lake is 160 km from Leh, with Spectacular view colorful mountains and Changla Pass. The Ladakh range is crossed by the Chang-la (18,000 feet / 5,475 m), which is the third highest pass in the world.
The Scenic view of colorful mountains throughout the journey makes your trip memorable. The Pangong Lake is dramatic, surrounded by colorful mountains and it’s reflection makes the lake beautiful. The color of the lake changes into different color throughout the day. The division of lake between India and China makes it different than the other Lakes. About one quarter of it is firmly in India. Another quarter lies in the disputed Aksai Chin region. The rest is in what some people refer to as China, and other prefer to call Tibet. Therefore you are allowed to go upto Spangmik only.
At Durbuk village near Tangste Valley stands a chain of war memorials with regimental insignias in commemoration of the soldiers who lost their lives during the Indo-China war of 1962. Some of the army bunkers and trenches are still in use. Villagers can be seen here along with their large herds of Pashmina sheep and long-tailed yaks.