Ladakh's portion of the Great Tibetan plateau, known as the changthang, is inhabited by changpa nomads, the traditional producers of the finest quality pashmina wool used by kashmiri weavers for their famous and expensive pashmina shawls. The scenic beauty including lakes and the vast wilderness of changthang and its rich wildlife makes it one of the most the sought after tourist destination. However, the fragile ecology of region which has already suffered considerable damage since it was opened to tourism, calls for taking extra care while traveling.
Korzok Monastery Changthang
Just beside the lake lie the korzok village and a 153 years old Korzok Monastery Changthang. The full name of the Gonpa is 'Thupstan Sningpo Druprgout standar Chosling' which was founded between 1851-1861 by Lama Kunga Lodos Snyingbo under the patronage of the Rupsho Chieftain Tsering Tashi Namgyal. The main images are of shakyamuni Buddhas, Guru snagstert-Zilnon, Statue of first incarnation of Stagsang Nawang-Gyasto and copper guilded Opakmed statue.Korzok Monastery read more
Chumathang Changthang comes of the way to tsomoriri lake where normally taxis stop for lunch. It is famous for medicinal hot spring. People from all over ladakh come here to undergo treatment for various ailments using spring under guidance of an Amchi, traditional medicine practitioner.
Tsokar Lake Changthang
Like Tsomoriri, Tsokar Lake Changthang an another important lake surrounded by wetlands and lush green meadows is not only home to many birds but also form the main pasture of the Samad-Rokchen nomadic community living in tents (Rebo) around the lake. The lake water is brackish and in fadct traditionally it was major source of salt for the locals.
Tsomoriri Lake Ladakh is a lake within the Changthang field in Jammu and Kashmir. The Ladakh Tso Moriri Lake is at an altitude of 4,595 meters (15,075 feet). It is the major of the excessive altitude lakes within the Trans-Himalayan biogeographic vicinity, thoroughly inside India.
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Pangong lake Ladakh form a part of the border area between India and China. On the Indian side the lake is 40 miles in length and nearly 2-4 miles in width – the majority lies on the Chinese side of the border. It is said that 75% of the lake is in china and only 25% is in India. The landscape on the way to pangong is spectacular.
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