Spanggur Tso Lake in Rutog County, Ngari

Chinese Name: 曼冬错
English Name: Spanggur Tso Lake in Rutog County, Ngari
Location: Located in Rutog County, Ngari, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Spanggur Tso Lake

The Spanggur Tso (lake), also called Maindung Co or Mandong Cuo  is a saltwater lake in western Tibet Autonomous Region, China. To the west of the lake lies the Spanggur Gap, and to the north is the Pangong Tso. The lake is at an elevation of 4305 meters, and has an area of 61.6 square kilometers. The lake’s average annual temperature is around -4 to -2 ℃, and the annual precipitation is 50 to 75 mm. The western portion of the lake is in the Aksai Chin region that’s controlled by China but claimed by India.

China established a military camp in the Spanggur area in 1959.During the Sino-Indian War, Chinese troops attacked and overcame four Indian posts in the area in November 1962.

Attraction Transportation

Tourist can travel to Lhasa by air or train firstly and then transfer to Rutog County by long-distance bus, which is the major choice. There is no need for you to worry about the transportation.

Attraction Travel Tips

  1. Traveling Hours: 1 day
  2. Traveling Seasons: May and September.
  3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
  4. As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
  5. Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.
  6. As well as the Tibet Entry Permit, you also need to apply for Border Permit for traveling as this destination lies near the Chinese territory boundary.