There are few places on Earth about which words fall short while speaking and the more we praise the beauty of such places, the less it is. These places of the mother Earth and nature are the true gifts to mankind. One such place is the – Tso Moriri Lake in Ladakh. This lake is nestled in the lap of majestic Himalayan peaks and away from the hustle bustle of the touristy places. Being a little bit off the roads in Ladakh, the place is still less-explored and remains the true gem of Ladakh. Tso-Moriri guided tours draw thousands of tourists every year which gets charmed by its heavenly colors which change from time to time. Sometimes, the color of the lake water is sky blue and rest of the time its dark bluish which truly makes it a precious gift of nature to humans. The very first glance of the lake will make you struck by the captivating vistas of the water body, blue skies with cotton like clouds and surrounding brownish mountains of great Himalayas. You may also witness some of the colorful prayer flags around the lake which adds more charm to the beauty of this lake.
Tso-Moriri has great religious values among the locals and is considered a sacred lake by the Ladakhi’s. The lake is well-preserved and protected under the “Wetland Conservation Reserve” and is known as “Highest Altitude Ramsar Site” hence, there are strict restrictions of all kinds of settlements close to the lake. In order to visit the lake, you need to leave your vehicles at Karzok Village and walk for a while. Along with this, there are no permissions of putting a camp or a tent close to the lake. This place is truly a paradise for photographers and nature lovers.
Tso Moriri, is well-installed in the rupsha valley or changthang region of Ladakh. The lake is located at a distance of 240 kms from Leh which passes through one of the highest motorable roads in India – Taglang La Pass which has an impressive altitude of 17,480 feet above the sea level. On the way to Tso Moriri, you will have several captivating vistas and splendid viewpoints. Along with this, you may also take a short halt at two high-altitude lakes of Ladakh – Tso Kar and Tso Kyagar. While coming from Leh, the lake is well-connected with roads till Debring; however, post this place you need to drive on a deserted road. You will be passing through several quaint villages, rugged valleys and view-points which will make your road journey more amazing. If roads seem to bore you, then you do have another option! Here, you can opt for a trek which starts from Rumtse that passes through seven high altitude peaks and 12 river crossings.
Tso-Moriri, receives heavy snow during the winter months from January to March hence, the lake remains frozen at this time and most of the roads are closed during this time. So, the best time to visit this lake is during the summer months when roads are open and snow starts to melt slowly in the lake. So, plan your holidays accordingly so that you can explore this beautiful creation of God at its best. The best time to visit this lake is during the months of May to August when the lake turns bluish and shines like a big blue topaz stone in a dry land.
Tso-Moriri, is one of the most fascinating lakes present in Ladakh which still holds its charm and beauty. The lake attracts thousands of nature lovers and travelers from different parts of the globe.
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