One of the most popular places to visit in Ladakh, Tso Moriri is a great visit for nature lovers. It is located in the Changtang Wildlife Sanctuary and is renowned for its tranquil ambience. With a background of snow-clad mountains, Tso Moriri is an exquisite landmark of nature in Ladakh and also boasts of being not very crowded.
Often called the mountain lake, Tso Moriri makes for a perfect place to relax and escape the noise of all the world to surrender yourself to the serenity of the mountains. Tourists here can enjoy a delicious Maggi and tea from the number of stalls and bask in the wonder of nature. With deep blue waters encompassed by barren mountains, Tso Moriri is one sight to behold when you are Ladakh sightseeing.
Highlights: One of the major highlights of this lake is that it is a declared wetland reserve. Perfect for bird-watchers, some of the interesting species which can be spotted here are bare-headed goose, the great-crested grebe, the Brahmin duck and the brown-headed gull.
Best time to visit: The best months of the year to plan a trip to Tso Moriri is from May to August
Location: Tso Moriri, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India Distance from Leh: Tso Moriri Lake is located about 240 kilometers southeast of Leh