A visit to Pangong Tso, spread over 604 sq. km, is an absolute must during a trip to Ladakh. Very few people miss out on this beautiful destination during their trip. With the LOC passing right through the lake, inner line permit used to be necessary to visit the Pangong Tso till 2014 however with the new rule Indian nationals no longer need any permit to visit Pangong Tso.
To get to Pangong Tso one has to go over the Chang La Pass at 17,590 ft, it is the third highest motorable pass. At the pass there is a shrine dedicated to Chang La Baba, after who the pass is named. Pangong Tso featured in the last scene of the movie, 3 Idiots. Since then it has become a household name!