Tso Moriri or Moriri Lake is the largest high altitude lake in this region, located at an altitude of more than 4,500 mts. The Ladakh is consider this lake as a sacred lake. The lake with its crystal clear blue water and stunning colorful mountains is absolutely a magical place. It is a long drive from Leh, about 250 kms away and most tourists consider staying overnight for a couple of days in this region. Be prepared or high altitude climate and enjoy the fauna and flora of the surrounding. Officially this region is known as the Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve and has a lot of unique experiences to offer. Tso Moriri is blessed by high altitude massive lakes, scenic trails. These nature's creations set up a platform for a great variety of adventure sports in Tso Moriri.
This famous mountainous region with one of the coldest deserts on the planet and the most pristine lakes invites you to the best Tso Moriri camps which are a magical, fantastic and unbelievable escape. Ladakh is world famous for its frozen winter lakes, turquoise waters, extreme white deserts, chilling winds and gorgeous glaciers. Some of the adventure sports in Tso Moriri Lake that you can enjoy.
Adventure Birding in Tso Moriri:
The lake is an important breeding point for avifauna species and as many as 34 species of birds including 14 species of water birds such as Black-necked Cranes endangered, Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis, Brown-headed Gulls, Great Crested Grebeand Bar-headed Geese.
Adventure Wildlife Excursions in Tso Moriri:
The region has ample amount of wildlife which include the famous Ladakhi Bharal, also known as Blue Sheep, and the Himalayan mountain goat. Other rare animals which can be spotted here include snow leopard, lynx and grey wolves.
Fairs and Festivals
The two days long Korzok Gustor festival, which takes place in the 6th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, attracts many Changpa nomads and tourists. The ceremony symbolizes the victory of good over evil and pays homage to the assassination of a traitor Tibetan king by a Buddhist monk. The festival ends with the dispersal of the 'Storma' by the Black Hat dancers leader at a ceremony known as 'Argham'.
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