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LAKES & MOUNTAINS - Leh Ladakh
is not without its share of natural, visual marvels and lakes are a big
part of its humbling landscapes. Within the modest landmass it occupies,
the Cold Desert of Kashmir has 3 beautiful lakes - Pangong Tso Lake,
Tsomoriri Lake and Tsokar Lake - each more awe inspiring than the other.
In fact, not many know that the Pangong Tso changes colors with every hour
and turns from emerald green color to varying hues of sky and velvet blue.
The best time to visit these lakes is in summers (May to July). During the
winters, these lakes get frozen and become so solid that they are better
used as roads.
Pangong Tso Lake
Situated at an altitude of about 4,350 m is the famous and endorheic
Pangong Lake, in Pangong region near Leh. With an extension 134 km from
India to Tibet, the lake is the main attraction in Pangong region. During
winter the lake freezes completely, despite of being saline and one can
visit during tourist season from May to September.
It is reachable from Leh, which is only five-hour drive, while one
requires an Inner Line Permit for visiting this lake as it lies on the
Sino-Indian Line of Actual Control. Indian nationals can have individual
permits while others require having group permits (minimum of 3 persons)
accompanied by an accredited guide.
Things to do at Pangong Tso
The beauty of Pangong Lake is in itself a reason enough to plan a trip
there. However, there are other things to do at Pangong Tso that will keep
you excited during the duration of your stay here. One of them is camping.
Camping at the Pangong Lake can be an enthralling experience. Place a
bonfire, get a barbecue going and enjoy the beauty surrounding you – it
can't get better than this!
Tsomoriri Lake nearly 210 km from Leh district in the Rupshu valley in
Changthang sub-division is the
dazzling Tso Moriri Lake. Standing at a height of about 4,900 m, with a
length of about 28 km and width varying from 5 to 7 km, Tso Moriri Lake
claims to be one of the beautiful and largest lakes in Ladakh. Surrounded
by snow-capped mountains on all sides, the view of the lake is amazing.
The lake is well known for spotting some of the popular wild species of
Ladakh, especially kiang, or
natural ass. One can also get to see groups of travelling nangpa or
bar-headed birds, along with sporadic flocks of pashmina goats and champs
of travelling herders.
Things to do at Tso Moriri Lake
Of course, you are going to admire the beauty of the Tso Moriri Lake,
since that is the main thing to do on reaching there. The lake, with its
massive dimensions and indescribable beauty, is a natural marvel. It’s the
kind of beauty which compels you to stare endlessly until you have
absorbed its beauty and pocketed a part of it within you. Camping is the
most favorite activity of the tourists here, and you will find tents
set-up at a distance of around 5 minutes from the lake.
Tso Kar Lake
lake is salt lake located in Rapshu (Southern Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir),
Tso Kar / Tsho Kar is popular for its depth and size. Being situated at a
high altitude, the winter is at an extreme and the temperature falls below
-40°C. During summer, the maximum temperature rises to 30°C. Along with
this, during the day extreme fluctuations are experienced. Precipitation,
either in the form of rain or snow, is extremely rare.
At the south-west end, the Tso Kar is connected to a Startsapuk Tso
through an inlet stream. Both these lakes make More Plains pool of 9 sq
km, which is overshadowed by tow mountain peaks namely Gursan (6370 m) and
Thugje (6050 m).