Tso Moriri is a famous lake in the Ladakhi part of Changthang region, Jammu and Kashmir. The lake is also known as Lake Moriri or Mountain Lake, but official name of the lake is Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve under the Ramsar site. It is a beautiful, tranquil, sacred (For Peaple of Ladakh) and divine high altitude lake in India. The highly altitude lake is spread within around 20 km long and approximately 7 km wide.
You can see a large number of flora and fauna in the Ladakh region. Due to very near to line of control, nobody can visit in Tso Moriri area without inner line permission, but after May 2014, only Indian visitors can visit here without any permission although foreigner tourists will have to take before visiting this beautiful blue pallet lake. The Tso Moriri Lake is the highest Ramsar Site in the worldwide.
The amazing Lake is offered multi-shades of Blue color that makes it more romantic, picturesque and breathtaking spot. However, very difficult to survives on this high altitude region especially in winter season. Due to high altitude there is lack of oxygen, so if your body is not suitably get used to its high altitude. So everyone needs to make plan carefully before going in any high altitude place. The Tso Moriri Lake is about 250 km away from Leh city of Ladakh.
Due to extremely cold condition, in the months January to March almost all things are frozen on the Tso Moriri Lake. After month of March, it starts melt and executes in the multi-shades of blue colors of the shores. So May to August months will be the good time for visiting on Tso Moriri Lake. Thousand of tourist comes to visit of the Lake but Pangong Tso gets more tourism than Tso Moriri.
But in Months of "Septembet and earlier October", tourist begins to reside as cold starts to put accommodation tents near the lake. At this time, the lake looks on full glory with beautiful multi shades of blue color. So according to me, this is the best time for Nature lovers.
Take route from Leh to Tso Moriri which is approximately 240 km or you can take route from Pangong Tso to Tso moriri via Changthang. Another track to reach there is Spangmik to Tso moriri.
Note: Do not forget to refill petrol or diesel (Carry oils for Approximately 500 km) from main City of Ladakh.
Medical Facilities: Nearest medical care center is available at Korzok village which is 52 km away from Tso moriri. So keep a first aid kit itself.
Petrol Pumps: Nearest petrol pumps is at Karu which is about 200 km away from Tso Moriri. If you come from Manali-Leh route then you should refill petrol or diesel from Leh.
Phone Signals and ATMs: Phone signals and ATMs are not available at Tso moriri Lake.