Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve

Tso Moriri Lake is located in the district of Rupshu in Ladakh city. This lake is also known as “Mountain Lake”. This is located in the serenity of the beautiful mountains of Ladakh. This Lake is the highest altitude lake of Ladakh city. This is situated at a height of 16,000 ft above sea level.

Around the Tso Moriri Lake in Leh


This lake is 28 km long and nearly 4-7 km in breadth and nearly 100 ft in depth. This lake is located near some barren hills and is surrounded by many snow capped mountains. The deep blue crystal clear water is an amazing fact about this lake.

About Tso Moriri Lake in Leh

This place is rich in flora and fauna and these ads up to the beauty of this place. This place is rich in wildlife and beautiful ferns that cannot be seen in any other parts of the Ladakh region. Goose is the most popular wildlife that you can see in this area. Other wildlife animals are also available in this region that makes this place all the more exciting.

About Tso Moriri River

Places to See Near Tso Moriri Lake

Other attractions near this lake are the famous monasteries of the city. Karzok Gompa one of the renowned monasteries of this city is 4.5 km away from this lake. This monastery is a typical example of a Buddhist pilgrim. The district of Rupshu can also be visited during your visit to this place.

Best Time to Visit Tso Moriri Lake in Leh

This lake is frozen and covered with snow in the months of January to March. So you will not get a proper view of this lake in these months. In April, the snow starts melting and the beautiful blue colour of this lake is witnessed. It seems that as if the blue sheet was covered by a white sheet of snow. The main tourist season of this place starts from early May and continues till the end of August. During these months you can get the most beautiful views of this lake.

Tso Moriri Lake

How to Reach Tso Moriri Lake

You will need a permit from Ladakh Administration in order to visit this lake. You cannot take a public transport to this lake for this reason. You will need your valid copies of passport in order to visit this place. The permit remains valid for seven days. This lake is at a distance of 240 km from the main city. You can reach this lake directly Pangong Lake via the road.

The road conditions are good and hence it is considered to be the most beautiful journey of the entire Ladakh region. The road distance between Pangong Lake and Tso Moriri Lake is 235 km. There are no petrol pumps in the road and so it is highly advisable for you to carry enough fuel. You will get cabs from Leh Airport and Jammu Railway Station to reach Leh and from Leh you can take this road trip.

It is highly possible that you will get mesmerized by the amazing beauty of this lake and so don’t miss the view of Tso Moriri Lake at any cost.

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