| Tso Morari Lake | Lake Kyaghr
One of the
most spectacular lakes in Ladakh is the Pangong Tso, which lies
across the Changla Pass from Leh. At an altitude of almost 4,500
meters, the Pangong Tso is only 8 km wide at its broadest but is
an amazing 134 km long. The Pangong is considered to be the longest
Lake in Ladakh.
a saltwater Lake and a remnant from the ice age, probably formed
by the dead ice masses left behind. In the dry atmosphere, huge
amounts of water quickly evaporated and the freshwater Lake turned
brackish and finally salty.
sprawls over both Ladakh and Tibetan territory. The lake runs across
into the territory of Tibet (China). Most of the fresh water enters
the Lake from the Tibetan side.
is a delight to the eye. The golden colored range to the north,
with its rolling spurs culminating in chiseled peaks, spreads before
your eyes a panorama of spectacular dimensions. With its almost
2,000 square kilometers of turquoise water and a depth of 100 meters,
Pangong can baffle the eye, for in the rarefied atmosphere distant
objects appear to be right next door.
Lake is one of the largest lakes in Ladakh region and is almost
like an inland sea, Situated at an elevation of about
lake has a length of about 22 kms, width varying from5 to 7 kms
and a depth of more than 30 m at the deepest point.
is probably a leftover from the ice age, formed by the melt waters
of the ice masses left behind by the retreating glaciers. The waters
from the surrounding areas drained into the lake. The huge amounts
of water present at the outset evaporated very fast in the desert-like
atmosphere and what had been initially fresh water became brackish
and finally salty. The water is unfit for human consumption. In
winter the surface of the Tsomorari Lake freezes and it is possible
for animals and human beings to walkover it. Karzok is situated
near this lake.
a small lake situated about 10 km to the north of the Tsomorari
Lake. It has a length of about 3 km and a width of 1.5 km, with
a maximum depth of 22 m. The water is brackish and is not fit for
human consumption. This lake is the halting place for trekkers moving
from the Kiangdum camping ground to the Tsomorari Lake.
is a famous camping ground about 22 km to the south of Kyaghr Lake.
It is on the route from Ladakh to Spiti in Himachal Pradesh.