10 Beautiful Lakes of Ladakh
Ladakh known of high mountain passes is an extreme cold desert. In spite of this it is home to many beautiful lakes called Tso, the likes of which are rare anywhere in the world. Here’s a list
Beautiful lakes of ladakh
The most famous lake in ladakh is about 160 kms from Leh. Pangong in tibetan stand for “long, narrow, enchanted lake”. The lake is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). It is 134 km (83 mi) long and extends from India to Tibet.
Tsomoriri or Lake Moriri (official name: Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve, Tibetan: ལྷ་མོའི་བླ་མཚོ, Wylie: lha mo bla mtsho), is a lake in the Changthang (literally: northern plains) 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.
Tso Kar is kind of twin lake where the eastern part of the lake is fresh water lake whereas the western park is salt water. The two parts are connetcted by a small stream
Mirpal Tso is near to chusul and is completely isolated. The bed of lake is sandy and south end has fresh water.
Another beautiful lake en route Pangong. The lake is small and mostly missed by tourist on their rush to reach Pangong
Kyun Tso & Ryul Tso
The twin lakes of Kyun Tso and Ryul Tso, is located near to Nyoma and Hanle and is about 5000 mtrs above the sea level. Kyiun Tso is also known as chilling Tso. Very few tourist visit them as the track to reach there is tough and permits are issue. The route is from Mahe > Nyoma > Nidar > Thit Zarbo La.
Enroute Tso Moriri, Kiagar Tso is another beautiful lake and is located in Changthang plateau and is home to Changpas, nomadic ladakhis.
Stat Tso & Lang Tso
Another twin lakes of Stat Tso and Lang Tso is located in Zanskar region of ladakh near to Pensi La – The highest point in Zanskar