Pangong Tso lake

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Three years after the violent clash between Indian and Chinese forces in Galwan, both countries ramp up infrastructure on the north bank of Pangong Tso.

About Pangong Tso lake:


  • It is one of the most famous lake in Leh Ladakh, derives its name from the Tibetan word, “Pangong Tso”, which means “high grassland lake”.
  • It is also known as Pangong Lake which is a long narrow, endorheic (landlocked) lake situated at a height of more than 14,000 ft (4,350 meters) in the Ladakh Himalayas.
  • It is the world's highest saltwater lake.
  • India holds one-third of the 135 km-long boomerang-shaped Pangong lake.
  • One-third of the Pangong Lake lies in India and the other two-thirds in China.
  • It is also known to change colors, appearing blue, green, and red at different times.


Q1) What is endorheic lake?

An endorheic lake is a type of lake that does not have an outlet to a river or ocean. Instead, water in an endorheic lake remains within its basin, either through evaporation or seepage into the ground. As a result, endorheic lakes tend to have high salinity or mineral content since the water does not flow out, allowing minerals to accumulate over time.

Source: India, China ramps up infra on north bank of Pangong Tso lake