(Last Updated on : 20/10/2016)
Lakes in Ladakh
are pristine, blue and beautiful. Ladakh is the home of many high altitudes lakes like Pangong Tso
, Tsomoriri Lake, Tso Kar, Yarab Tso Lake, Mirpal Tso, Chagar Tso, Kyun Tso, Ryul Tso, Kiagar Tso, Stat Tso and Lang Tso.
Pangong Tso is situated at a height of 4,250 meters. Pangong Tso is far away from barren land in Ladakh. Pangong Tso is one of the largest brackish lakes in Asia. The crystal clear blue lake sprawls over an area of 100 kilometers across the borders of two countries- India and China. It is one of the magnetic lakes situated on the Changtang plateau in eastern Ladakh region.
is located at an altitude of 15,075 feet. It is the largest lake in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir
. It has been declared as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention in 2003. Tsomoriri Lake is fed by two streams and springs. It is seven kilometers wide and nineteen kilometers long. This beautiful blue lake plays host to a large number of birds, which are migrating from Russia, Siberia and Central Asia, during winter months.
Yarab Tso Lake is truly captivating scenery in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the sight of hiking and mountain biking. This blue lake is located at the uphill from the Panamaik village. Yarab Tso is one of the holiest and high altitude lakes in Nubra valley
of Jammu and Kashmir.
Tso Kar is associated to a Startsapuk Tso in Jammu and Kashmir. Startsapuk Tso is connected through an inlet stream. Both these lakes make plain pool of 9 sq km, which is overshadowed by tow mountain peaks namely Gursan (6370 m) and Thugje (6050 m). Tso Kar was one major source of salt which was then exported by Changpa nomads to Tibet. At a distance of 3 kilometers towards the north, there is a nomadic settlement of Thugje.
Chagar Tso is a beautiful lake en route Pangong Tso. The lake is small and mostly missed by tourist on their rush to reach Pangong Tso.
Kyun Tso and Ryul Tso
Kyun Tso and Ryul Tso are the twin lake located near to Nyoma and Hanle of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. It is about 5000 meters above the sea level. Kyiun Tso is also known as chilling Tso. There are very few tourists visit Kyun Tso and Ryul Tso. The main limitation to visit this place is to take permits from Indian Armed Forces based in Ladakh and Leh District
of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mirpal Tso in Jammu and Kashmir is located very near to Chusul Range of Tibet. It is completely isolated from the human settlement. The bed of lake is sandy. The south end portion of Mirpal Tso has the fresh water.
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