Pangong Tso

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India’s first frozen lake marathon is set to be held in Ladakh’s Pangong Tso.

About Pangong Tso:

  • Pangong Lake or Pangong Tso is a long narrow, endorheic (landlocked) lake situated at a height of more than 14,000 ft (4,350 meters) in the Ladakh Himalayas.
  • The lake is 5 kilometers wide and 134 kilometers long, with one-third of it lying in India & the other two-thirds in China
  • It is the world's highest saltwater lake.
  • The lake is also very deep and reaches a maximum depth of almost 328 feet.
  • It is also known to change colors, appearing blue, green, and red at different times.


Q1)  What is an endorheic lake?

An endorheic lake is a lake that doesn’t drain towards the ocean. hese lakes are also known as terminal lakes or sink lakes.

Source: India’s first frozen lake marathon at Ladakh’s Pangong Tso on Feb 20. Key facts