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World's highest saltwater lake

  • Pangong Tso (Lake) is the highest lake situated at 4,350 meters (14,270 ft) in the Himalayas. Since its an endorheic lake, the water is salty thus making it the highest salt water lake in the world !
  • An endorheic lake would basically mean that the lake waters do not have any exit or drainage to the oceans or any other rivers. 
  • It is 134 km long and extends from India to Tibet. Approximately one-third of the lake is in India and the rest is in Tibet.

World's highest saltwater lake

Frozen Pangong tso Lake in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India


World's highest saltwater lake
World's highest saltwater lake

The lake extends from India to China with almost 60% of its length being in China. It is about 134 kms by length, 5 km at its broadest point and covers a total area of around 604 square kilometers. Despite being a saline water lake, it completely freezes