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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Penga Teng Tso: A High Altitude Himalayan Lake

Penga Teng Tso or PT Tso as it is locally known, is a high altitude lake that is located at around 12,000 feet in the Eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh. This serene looking lake is located amidst sensational natural beauty with snow capped mountains surrounding it on all sides.

PT Tso Lake - a fantastic white setting
It is situated at about 23 kms from the city of Tawang, which is basically a 45 minute drive from the city. 2 wheel drive vehicles easily do the commute on all days except for when there are sheets of ice on the road, which would require a four wheel drive vehicle.

Penga Teng Tso Lake
Apart from a great photo shoot location, this place offers an interesting trail to walk around it. And that trail becomes a lot of fun when it is covered in snow. This place is scenic in nature, but lacks even the most basic of facilities. So, if you do plan to be here, be prepared to rough it out.

PT Tso Lake
And while you are here, do remember not to dirty this place as this lake holds spiritual importance to the Buddhist community.



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