Tso Moriri lake in Changthang locale of Ladakh is a standout amongst the most excellent, quiet and sacrosanct (for ladakhis) high height lakes in India. Actually, it is the biggest high elevation lake in India that is completely in Indian Territory. This excellent blue bed lake is around 7 KM wide at its broadest point and around 19 KM long. Being a piece of the wetland hold under Ramsar site, it is real known as Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve and one can’t pitch any tents or develop anything close to the banks of the lake. It is the most astounding Ramsar site on the planet. Countless and fauna is found in the district.
The delightful multi shades of blue shading offered by this lake alongside a beautiful scene around gives this place a greatly sentimental feel and stunning feel. Be that as it may, in real reality the spot is to a great degree brutal and hard to survive particularly in winters. There is one and only established convenience accessible around the lake and the offices like power, medicinal guide, hot running water, western toilets and so forth are uncommon to discover. The absence of oxygen makes survival troublesome if your body is not legitimately acclimatized to its high elevation and subsequently, one have to arrange his/her excursion greatly painstakingly to make it intense mountain affliction free get-away.
Season for Traveling to Tso Moriri Lake – Ladakh
In January to March, Tso Moriri remains for the most part solidified, to a great degree cool conditions without any choices to stay around the lake. In April sorts, it begins to liquefy and begins changing into the excellent multi shades of blue hues off the shores. At that point May, June, July and August is the crest visitor season however when contrasted with Pangong Tso it gets less number of traveler.
Come September and early October, the vacationers begins to live as cool sets in and convenience tents begins to pack up nearing to lake. As indicated by me, this is by a wide margin the best time to visit Tso Moriri to see full radiance of excellent shades of blue shading. The hues are absolutely enchanted right now of the year and with less number of vacationer similarly, you show signs of improvement arrangements and appreciate more. After second week of October up to December, all the settlement packs up and the main closest place you can stay is either in some home stay sort visitor house at Korzok town or at Chumathang with essential offices to battle the cruel icy. Chumathang is at much lower in elevation and one can stay there if going by at the onset or in winters.
The most effective method to Reach Tso Moriri Lake – Ladakh
This is the general course to Tso Moriri that the vast majority take to visit this ever delightful lake in Ladakh. You can reach in around 6 – 7 Hrs relying on the quantity of break you take in the middle. The course alongside separation between the consequent spots is as per the following:
Leh – Karu (36 KMs) – Upshi (13 KMs) – Kumdok (19 KMs) – Kere (53 KMs) – Chumathang (34 KMs) – Mahe (22 KMs) – Sumdo (10 KMs) – Korzok or Tso Moriri(53 KMs) = 240 KMs
You can cover Thicksey, Hemis and Shey religious communities while experiencing this course, in the event that you haven’t secured them before while going to Pangong Tso. This course gives the best street conditions among all different courses. Thus, in the event that you are one of the individuals who incline toward unwinding get-away and don’t have any desire to hurry through spots then, I will recommend make a two day excursion to Tso Moriri lake by means of this course from Leh. Obviously, I expect your body has been acclimatized legitimately by staying for couple of evenings in Leh and spending a night or two in Nubra Valley also before endeavoring to rest close Tso Moriri or Korzok. On the off chance that you are short on time then you can likewise exit towards Manali by means of Manali – Leh Highway from Tso Moriri by means of this course just however you have to esnure you have enough fuel to cover around 550 KMs with no fuel pump.
Course from Pangong Tso Lake to Tso Moriri Lake
There exist a direct and a circuitous course between Tso Moriri and Pangong Tso too and in most broad cases, you will dependably be doing it from direct course of Pangong Tso to Tso Moriri on the grounds that you can exit Ladakh from Tso Moriri towards Manali – Leh Highway in the wake of going by Tso Moriri without returning towards Leh and furthermore, Tso Moriri is higher than Pangong Tso so according to acclimatization plan you ought to stay close Pangong Tso before investing night at Tso Moriri.
Pangong Tso Lake to Tso Moriri Lake by means of Changthang (Merak – Chusul – Nyoma)
You can go to Tso Moriri from Pangong Tso straightforwardly by means of the remote and ever excellent Changthang district. The drive between Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri is a standout amongst the most wonderful drives in entire Ladakh locale. Nonnatives are not permitted to go past Man – Merak Villages as licenses are not issued to them for this course. Henceforth, they have to take after the backhanded, slighly more course to Tso Moriri from Pangong Tso. You have to say all the spots said in the course beneath on your grant structure keeping in mind the end goal to under take this course. The course alongside separation between the resulting spots is as per the following:
Spangmik (Pangong Tso) – Man (9 KMs) – Merak (12 KMs)– Kakstet (4 KMs) – Chusul (24 KMs) – Tsaga La (33 KMs) – Tsaga Village (20 KMs) – Loma (23 KMs) – Nyoma (22 KMs) – Mahe (25 KMs) – Sumdo (10 KMs) – Tso Moriri/Korzok (53 KMs) = 235 KMs
You have to ensure you convey fuel for around 550 – 600 KMs since you will cover Leh – Pangong Tso – Nyoma – Loma – Tso Moriri – Leh with no other petrol pump. What’s more, on the off chance that you need to exit Ladakh through Manali – Leh Highway from Tso Moriri then likewise convey petrol/diesel for around 650 – 700 KMs as the following petrol pump will be accessible at Tandi. Else, you have to return to Karu or Upshi, refill and move back again towards Manali – Leh Highway.
Pangong Tso Lake to Tso Moriri Lake through Chumathang
The circuitous course that goes through Chumathang is the more one, where you have to go the distance once more from Pangong Tso to Leh upto Karu and from that point you can take left towards Upshi – Chumathang – Korzok to reach Tso Moriri. This course can be trailed by remote visitors who are not permitted the grant for Changthang (Man – Merak – Chusul and so forth) locale, on the off chance that they would prefer not to do a reversal to Leh. Be that as it may, IMO one must do a reversal to Leh from Pangong Tso, revive themselves and begin towards Tso Moriri next morning rather than taxing day by means of Chumathang. You have to say both Tso Moriri and Pangong Tso on your license structure keeping in mind the end goal to under take this course. The course alongside separation between the consequent spots is as per the following:
Spangmik – Lukung (16 KMs) – Tangtse (34 KMs) – Durbuk (9 KMs) – Chang La (32 KMs) – Sakti (34 KMs) – Karu (10 KMs) – Upshi (13 KMs) – Kumdok (19 KMs) – Kere (53 KMs) – Chumathang (34 KMs) – Mahe (22 KMs) – Sumdo (10 KMs) – Korzok or Tso Moriri(53 KMs) = 339 KMs
Bear in mind to refill petrol/diesel at Karu or Upshi petrol pump and on the off chance that you need to exit Ladakh through Manali – Leh Highway then additionally convey petrol/diesel for around 500 – 550 KMs as the following petrol pump will be accessible at Tandi. Else, you have to return to Karu or Upshi, refill and move back again towards Manali – Leh Highway.
The higher ground freedom vehicles are best and 4×4 ones would be useful particularly between Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri by means of Man – Merak – Chusul – Nyoma (Changthang) course. Be that as it may, for general course by means of Chumathang, many individuals do it in hatchbacks and cars too which relies on your abilities to drive and street conditions at the season of travel.