Tso Moriri

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    Location: 194404

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 hour

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    Tso Moriri is a lake in the Changthang Plateau of Ladakh in India, which is also renowned as Lake Moriri or “Mountain Lake ”.  As the Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve, the lake and surrounding area are protected. Though Korzok on the northwest shore and the military facilities on the eastern shores have year-round habitation, during the summer season, accessibility to the lake is largely limited.


    Tso Moriri beautiful pic

    By spring, the lake is fed and from the adjacent mountains, snowmelt. One entering the lake from the north, the other from the southwest, most water enters the lake in two major stream systems.  Where they enter the lake, both stream systems include extensive marshes. This has become blocked, and the lake has become an endorheic lake though it formerly had an outlet to the south.  Its waters are alkaline, and the lake is oligotrophic.


    Tso Moriri beautiful lake pic

    With peaks exceeding 6,000 meters on both the east and west sides, the lake, with a water spread area of 120 km2 (46 sq. mi) is enclosed.  Lingdi Nadi, joins the lake on its south side and is major tributary of Tso Moriri, drains western catchment area of the lake. This valley contains a boggy area that mostly drains into the Pare Chu, the Nuro Sumdo wetlands (with a catchment area of 20 km2 or 7.7 sq. mi). Including one through pastureland at Peldo Le, several small mountain streams feed the lake.

    Inside/Outside Views

    At an altitude of 4,522 m (14,836 ft), the lake is seated. Entirely within India and entirely within Ladakh in this Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region, it is the largest of the high-altitude lakes. In length, north to south, it is about 16 miles and two to three miles wide. The water is brackish though not very perceptible to taste, and the lake has no outlet at present.

    Opening Hours

    Monday To Saturday 24 Hours Open.

    Sunday Close

    Entry & Others Fees

    Entry is free.

    How to Reach

    By air: Very well connected with some major airports in India, including New Delhi, the closest airport is Leh Airport. To reach the destination from the airport, taxis can be hired and.

    By Rail: At a distance of 812 km from Leh, the closest major railway station from Leh is Jammu Tawi. To reach Leh over Srinagar Leh Highway in a 3-day journey with overnight halts at Srinagar and Kargil, taxis can be hired from the railway station.

    From Leh via Manali Leh Highway, Joginder Nagar railway station is just 635 KM but is not a major one.

    By road: The most feasible option is to travel the distance between gurudwara and Leh by road. Between November and April, the road remains closed, so during that time, you should avoid going there.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must keep your snacks and water bottle with you. Be polite and don’t do any kind of activities which may disturb other visitors.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: yes, photography is allowed inside the place.

    Que-03: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: you can visit the place anytime of the year. Summer is the best time to visit here.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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