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Pangong Tso Marathon : Ladakh Sets Guinness Record

Pangong Tso Marathon : Ladakh Sets Guinness Record

The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council recently launched Pangong Tso Marathon.

  • The marathon is the first of its kind in India. It was held on the frozen Pangong Tso lake.
  • The marathon was conducted at an altitude of 4,350 metres.
  • With this, it makes the Guinness record for World’s Highest Frozen Lake Marathon. It is the first frozen lake marathon in India.
  • The marathon included a 21 km long run.
  • It began in Luking village.
  • The marathon was organized by the Council of Ladakh along with the Adventure Sports Foundation of Ladakh.

Pangong Tso Lake:

  • The lake has saline water and is completely frozen during winter.
  • Researchers believe that the lake was a part of the Indus river system in early times.
  • Today, however, the lake lies separated from the Indus river.
  • It is the highest saltwater lake in the world.