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“AWESOME GIFT OF NATURE” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tso Moriri Lake

Ranked #19 of 114 things to do in Ladakh
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Tsomoriri is a lake in the Changthang area in Jammu and Kashmir. The lake is at an altitude of 4,595 m (15,075 ft), it is the largest of the high altitude lakes in the Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region, entirely within India. The lake sits between Ladakh, India to the North, Tibet to the east, and Zanskar in the west.The lake is oligotrophic in nature, and its waters are alkaline. The lake is located to the southeast of Leh at a road distance of 240 kilometres. We reached Tsomoriri directly from Pangong and it was a journey that we never forget.The distance between Pangong Tso and Tsomoriri is 235 km and as there are no petrol pumps in the area so carrying enough fuel is necessary. We reached there at around 1630hrs it was late may and some portion of the lake were still frozen.We stayed there for a night in a village KORZOK.It was completely a home stay and the hospitality was unexpresable. I dont know how can I express my feelings about the beauty but I will request to all try to visit atleast once in a life.

Visited May 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Tso Moriri Lake is a bit smaller in size than Pangong Lake. Unlike Pangong Lake, it is not windy but is is so far the coldest lakes. Though the water here is not very much blue like that of Pangong and this lake cannot boast of beauty which Pangong Lake possesses, yet one can enjoy the ambience climbing the beautiful hills and crossing very small streams to reach the world of nomads, mingle with them, peep into their daily livelihood and, of course, count their cattle!

Visited September 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Out of the World Beauty!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Located in the Changthang (literal meaning, northern plains) area of Ladakh, India, this breathtaking High Altitude Lake (HAL) is located at an altitude of 4,595 m (15,075 ft). Tso means Lake in Ladakh. Moriri is the name of this lake

Its a long drive from Leh (around 7 to 8 hours) to Tso Moriri. The last couple of hours is a bumpy off-road experience on gravel & stone strewn 'roads'. Don't forget to stop by the small but mesmerizing Kyagar Tso, a lake with vivid hues of blue & turquoise, which will serve as an appertizer to the larger & grander Moriri

One should stay in the tents located along the shores of the lake to enjoy the beauty of the amazing Moriri. The blue of the lake changes colour depending on the time of the day -from azure to metallic cobalt blue & other shades of blue which I don't have names for.

The tents are comfortable & protects well against the fierce cold winds which sweep across the lake after dusk. Good food served in buffet...both for dinner & breakfast.

A visit to the Korzok village (just behind the tents) is a must. It has a lovely small monastery & lots of weather beaten but smiling faces.

Tso Moriri is a restricted area and to visit it one would require to have a Permit done(can be obtained from the DC office in Leh).

The beauty is simply spectacular, but life here is harsh, very harsh!

Visited June 2011

Visited June 2013
3 Thank Angshu
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Biel, Switzerland
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“As blue as lakes can be!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Amazing and wonderful mountains, solitude and a difficult climate.
Shame that there are not some better Guest houses. We spent one night in the expensive Guest House ... but it was far away to have a normal standard or clean. One night is enough ... no need to spend more.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Werner N
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“Beautiful and wild lake in Ladakh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Tso Moriri & Tso Kar make a beautiful 3 days / 2 nights trip from Leh.
I would definitely NOT recommend doing a 2 days / 1 night trip, as you only spend time in the car.
Also plan this trip at the end of the stay, as the lake means sleeping at 4.540 meters, which can be really challenging.
We actually started with Tso Kar, and that was a very good option: the last part of the road (towards Leh from Tso Moriri) is the least spectacular, and you cover this leg at the end, when you are already tired, whereas you cover the part towards Tso Kar still rather in the beginning and can truly enjoy this amazing landscape.
A must do when staying in Leh

Visited August 2013
1 Thank GillesVienna
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