July 28, 2016

Pangong Tso

Pangong Tso is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 meters. It is 134 kilometers long and extends from India to Tibet. Approximately 60% of the length of the lake lies in Tibet. The lake is 5 kilometers wide at its broadest point. All together it covers 604 square kilometers. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water.

The lake is in the process of being identified under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. This will be the first trans-boundary wetland in South Asia under the convention.



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