12 July 2012

Ladakh: Tso Moriri Lake and Karzok

It's one of the picturesuque lake in Ladakh and home many vulnerable species of birds. It's is 15000+ feet (higher than Pangong Lake) above sea level and entirely within Indian borders. Since Bollywood is yet to project the place on silver-screen and you will witness only a few traces of commercial tourism here for obvious reasons. For getting to Tso Moriri we took an offbeat route i.e. directly from Pangong Lake via Rezang La Memorial.

Our overnight stay was at Karzok, which is only major settlement on banks of the lake. As usual our Rigzin helped us in getting accommodation at affordable rates. The power situation was very bad and our multi-pin socket came in handy to make efficient usage of short supply :)

The saga of high altitude sickness recurred again during my evening walk besides the lake. Infact, the situation turned so bad that I puked besides the concrete structure (in the above pic) while capturing the beautiful landscapes :) 

And not-to-be-missed spot close to the lake is greenish Kyagar Tso, which is relatively a small lake besides the approach roads to Tso Moriri.

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