Day 11: Leh – Pangong Lake (140 Kms – 5 Hrs)
After early morning breakfast, check out from the hotel and leave for Pangong Lake, which is the largest brackish lake in Asia, with a larger part of it extending into Tibet. The lake is 130Kms long and 5 Kms at its widest point with half of it running to the other side of the Indo-China border. Despite of being a salt-water lake, it freezes completely during winter. There is no marine life here, except for a few migrating birds now and then like gulls and brahminy ducks.
Being at the border, the furthest point one is allowed to go to, is Spangmik, about 7 km along its western bank, but it is enough to take back the most beautiful memories of Ladakh. The very barrenness and vastness of the area contributes to its striking beauty. Spangmik offers spectacular views of the mountains of the Changchenmo range to the north, and their reflections in the ever-changing blues and greens of the lake's brackish waters. Above Spangmik, one can see the glaciers and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong range. Overnight stay at the camp.