Imagine a sparkling blue lake nestled in the midst of rugged surroundings. Tso-moriri is mind-numbingly beautiful, Calm and sacred lake. Tso-moriri is higher than Pangong Tso and the water is far less brackish supporting more birdlife. The water is crystal clear and of a deep blue color. However, since the Tso-moriri Lake has no outlet, its waters are consequently brackish, although not very detectable to the taste. In fact, the Tso-moriri Lake was once a popular source of salt.
At Tso Moriri, all we could do was bow down and feel blessed at having witnessed it. Tso Moriri, at a distance of around 250 km from Leh is a high altitude mountain lake at a height of around 4500 m, in Ladakh. Tso-moriri Lake is situated in the middle of the elevated district of Rupshu. The Rupshu valley lies south east of Ladakh on the road from Manali to Leh at altitude ranging from 16,500 feet. The 137 km drive from Leh to Rupshu can be covered in 7 to 9 hours. This pretty valley is inhabited by a small population of ‘Changspa’, who are nomadic shepherds. Tso-moriri Lake also known as Mountain Lake is a spectacular site amidst mountain ranges in Leh Tso-moriri Lake is surrounded by barren hills, with the backdrop of beautiful snow-covered mountains.