#50 of 67 hotels in Ladakh
Spangmik village, 900m from Pangong lake
₹ 10,200 / night
Pangong Retreat Camp is a luxury campsite situated amidst serene mountains on the shore of Pangong lake. The lake is within a distance of 900m, Tangste village is 44 km and Chang La pass is 81 km. The Pangong Retreat Camp offers 25 spacious tents that are carefully designed with all the modern conveniences. This is a great place for relaxing in a tranquil environment and guests can enjoy scenic views. The restaurant serves Indian, Chinese, Continental and Ladakhi dishes and Jain-friendly food as well.
✓ Restaurant (Indian, Ladakhi, Chinese, continental)
✓ Room service
✓ Daily housekeeping
✓ Luggage Storage
✓ Car park (free of charge)
✓ Oxygen cylinder (additional charge)
✓ Doctor on call
Check-in: from 12:00 pm
Check-out: until 9:00 am
25% advance (non-refundable/transferable) to confirm the booking.
75% balance a month before the travel date.
50% of total billing amount will be charged if cancelled within 15 days prior to arrival date.
No refund if cancelled within 07 days prior to arrival date.
Children below 5 years on complimentary basis when sharing bed with parents.
Children between 5 and 10 years will be charged ₹ 2,000/night when sharing bed with parents.
Extra bed is mandatory for children above 10 years.
Extra bed can be arranged on request.
Additional cost: ₹ 4,400/night.
Managing a hotel in such a remote area must be quite a challenge, especially with the limited electricity availability and a weak mobile phone network. Nevertheless, our stay at Pangong Retreat was comfortable, thanks to the exceptional efforts of the hardworking manager, Mr. Vicky, who tirelessly assisted us in every way.
The positives include spacious tents, cleanliness, warm and comfortable beds, 24-hour electricity, good bathrooms (hot water in the morning), and pleasant terraces with lake views. The staff is extremely kind and helpful, providing hot water bottles, flasks of hot water, and even a hotspot for checking emails (since there is no wifi).
Two important points to note are that the camp is a bit of a distance from the lake (a 15 minute walk from the lakeshore), and the food is somewhat basic with limited choices. Despite the simple meals, the dining room was tastefully furnished, and the staff was very kind. A big thank you to Mr. Vicky and the wonderful team for taking excellent care of us and providing a memorable stay at the truly incredible and beautiful Pangong Lake.
Pangong Retreat lived up to our expectations. The rooms are cozy, and the food is tasty. Our room had a lovely view of Pangong Lake. The only downside is ongoing construction in front of the hotel (possibly a new one?), affecting the view, but once it's done, it shouldn't be an issue. The food is tailored for Indian tastes, a bit too spicy for our kids, but the staff helped arrange something suitable for them. The staff is accommodating. Keep in mind, due to the location, hot water is limited (6 to 7 am), and electricity is available from 7 to 10 pm. Given the remote location, these limitations are understandable.
Our visit to Pangong Lake in July included a 2-night stay in the front-row tent at the Pangong Retreat camp. The journey to the resort is a bit bumpy, but the Border Roads Organization (BRO) is in the process of constructing a new road. The resort sits a bit higher than the base of Pangong Lake and takes around a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute car ride to reach the lake. The famous Three Idiots location is a 15-minute drive away, making the location perfect for a peaceful holiday.
The view from the tent is unparalleled, capturing the ever-changing hues of the lake. It's a visual treat! Considering the location, the food was quite good. The cook was from Rajasthan and served with delight. The only minor hiccup was a sporadic drainage odor that could appear in the room unexpectedly. While it was a recurring issue, we somewhat overlooked it. The staff made efforts to use room sprays to neutralize it, but it persisted. We spent time outside the tent, marveling at the raw beauty of the lake and mountains. It's something that can never be enough. Electricity was never a problem. They start the generator at 7 or 7.30 am for about an hour, sufficient for charging power banks and mobiles. The water, however, is lukewarm, and yes, it's chilly in the morning. The evening generator operates from 6 to 10 pm, which includes dinner. The staff is cooperative, and we had a great time there. Oxygen levels drop significantly, but worry not; it's normal! Would highly recommend.