With the cold chilly winds of the Changthang Desert, a picturesque hamlet called Mann, with settlement of about thirty houses is your answer to- ‘The Mountains are calling and i must answer’.
Once the limited number of commercial establishments disappears, so do the roads and any sign of civilization. The PangongTso continues unhindered, cobalt tinged and majestic on one side with vast flat sand lands on the other often broken by the steady streams and rivers that join the lake from the glaciers at touching distance. The best part though is that the tourists are usually taken up to Spangmik - a point where they eat greasy noodles, stay the night at camps, hang around by the lake, take plenty of photos posing by the water and go back to Leh either the same day or the next. Fortunately for you, they don’t risk going any further leaving the roads less explored and more fun. This journey, backbreaking in its true sense is easily the most enchanting experience you would take in your life. Kilometers on end, there are no signs of any life. Just the snow, the water, the sand and ethereal peace!