Tsomoriri Lake Trek


Tsomoriri trek is one of the high altitude trek, which is famous especially  for the views of Tsomoriri Lake and peaks. 

Tso-moriri   is a lake in the Ladakh part of the Changthang Plateau (literally: northern plains) in Jammu and Kashmir in Ladakh. The Changthang Plateau in the eastern Ladakh represents a landscape of low productive ecosystems which protects unique floral and faunal species. The area is an extension of the western Tibetan plateau that lies above 4,500 m  and supports diverse but low populations of several globally threatened mammals. The lake’s basin could also be categorised as an basin since it is a closed drainage basin that retains water and allows no outflow to other bodies of water such as rivers or oceans.The lake is at an altitude of 4,522 m . It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India and entirely within Ladakh in this Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region.

The lake is ringed by hills rising over 6,000 m . “Chang-pas”, the nomadic migratory shepherds (pastoral community) of yak, sheep, goat, and horses of Tibetan origin and who are engaged in trade and work on caravans in Ladakh region, are the main inhabitants of the area. Chang-pa  herders use the land of this valley as grazing ground and for cultivation

The lake is fed by springs and snow-melt from neighboring mountains. Most water enters the lake in two major stream systems, one entering the lake from the north, the other from the southwest. Both stream systems include extensive marshes where they enter the lake. It formerly had an outlet to the south, but this has become blocked and the lake has become a endorheic lake. The lake is oligotrophic in nature, and its waters are alkaline.

May to Mid-Sep
DAY 01
: Delhi – Leh
DAY 02
: Leh  Sightseeing
DAY 03
: Leh – Rumtse
DAY 04
: Rumtse  –  Kyamar
DAY 05
: Kyamar –  Tisaling
DAY 06
: Tisaling – Ponganagu via Shingbuk La
DAY 07
: Ponganagu – Nuruchan
DAY 08
: Nuruchan –  Gyamar Barma via Kyamayuru La
DAY 09
: Gyamar Barma – Gyamar via Kartse La
DAY 10
Gyamar – Korzok via Yalung Nyaulung La
DAY 11
Korzok – Leh
DAY 12
Leh – Delhi