Tso Moriri or Lake Moriri' it is called is a blue sapphire beautiful fresh water lake in the Changthang area of Jammu and Kashmir. Tso Moriri is a less visited haven on earth, habitat to some of the striking animals and birds, this uninhabited place is a nature's jewels trove. This Tso Moriri lake is totally in Indian region and it is one of the largest high altitude lakes at an height( altitude) of about 4,595 m in the Trans-Himalayan biogeography state. The lake sits between Ladakh, India to the North, Tibet to the east and Zanskar in the west.
Tsomoriri Lake Also known as Moriri Lake, Tsomoriri Lake is positioned at an elevation of 15,075 feet and the largest lake in the Ladakh region. It has been declared as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention in 2003. It is fed by two streams and springs. 7 kilometers wide and 19 kilometers long, this stunning blue lake plays host to a huge number of flora and fauna. Adjacent to this lake is a picturesque village known as Korzok, which is a popular tourist attraction due to its Buddhist monastery. This lake plays host to as many as 34 species of birds.
Tsomoriri Lake enclosed springs and melted snow from mountains on the Changthang plateau. Water enters the Tsomoriri Lake in two main flow systems, one flowing towards lake from the north side, another entering in the Tsomoriri Lake from the south-west side. Both the tributary water systems generate far-reaching swamp or marshes from where they go into the lake. It previously had a channel or a passage to the south, but since it is blocked so the lake has become land bared. Due to this, the water of this beautiful lake is now saline or salty.
Places to Visit in Tso Moriri
Korzok Monastery situated in the ancient village, on the western bank of the Tso Moriri Lake, Korzok Monastery is a Tibetan monastery that belongs to the Drukpa Lineage. The monastery is around 400 years old and attracts a large number of Buddhist pilgrims and travelers.