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Tso Moriri and Tso Kar

The Tso Kar and Tso Moriri trip focuses on the Chang Thang plateau in east Ladakh, the western fringe of the Tibetan high-altitude plateau, on the border with Tibet. In this area a lot of wandering nomads with their herds of yaks, goats and sheep can be found. Highlighting the tour are the two turquoise-coloured lakes of Tsomoriri and Tsokar, both at an altitude of around 4.500m. Tso Moriri Lake is about 220km to the south of Leh in the nomad area called Korzok, with a small monastery in Korzok village. Tso Kar (150km south from Leh) is a brackish lake in the nomad area called Samad Rokchen and harbours a big variety of birds, amongst which the rare Brahmin Ducks and occasional pairs of Black-Necked Cranes. The village of Thukje at Tso Kar has a nice monastery.

Trip Level:




Max Altitude:

5260 m

Starts At:


Ends At:


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Leh - Thukje (cross Taklang La, 5260m)
Day 02: Thukje (Tso Kar) - Korzok (Tso Moriri)
Day 03: Korzok (Tso Moriri)
Day 04: Korzok - Leh

Day 01 Leh - Thukje (cross Taklang La, 5260m):
Day 02 Thukje (Tso Kar) - Korzok (Tso Moriri):
Day 03 Korzok (Tso Moriri):
Day 04 Korzok - Leh:

Cost Include

  • English speaking guide
  • Driver
  • Transportation by 4WD jeep
  • Food and drinks (coffee, tea, boiled water)
  • Overnight in tents
  • Special permit

Cost Exclude

  • Anything not mentioned as included