Flanked by snow-capped lofty barren hills, the first sight of this serene salt water lake will blow you away. It is vast, beautiful and peaceful. The striking contrast of the pure blue water amidst the rugged terrain makes its unique.
This high altitude (14,836 feet) ‘Mountain Lake’ is situated in the Rupshu Valley, around 250 kms away from Leh.
As we started our journey from Leh to Tso Moriri, for quite some time we were accompanied by the River Indus. The flowing river, the surrounding barren hills, the rugged cliffs, patches of greenery along the river, purple stones along the road and the clear blue sky led us to Tso Moriri.
River Indus flowing with us.
River Indus flows through Ladakh to finally meet the Arabian Sea
Playing with colours
The perfect photo opportunity
Never imagined that such rugged terrain could be so beautiful
The purple stones along the road welcoming us…
Meandering roads lead to Lake Tso Moriri
The snow-capped hills and clear blue sky waiting for us to mesmerize
The first glimpse
Stopped to breathe the fresh air for a while
The ‘Mountain Lake’
The lake is located at an altitude of 4,522 m (14,836 ft)
Because the lake does not have any outlet, the water is brackish and salty.
The serene lake and blue sky
As if someone has painted the colour blue on the frame
The view from our rooms
The lake is mainly fed by the snow-melt of these surrounding hills and springs