Tso Moriri lake is a breathtaking 26km-long lake located at an altitude of 4,530 metres above sea level near the border with China. It is surrounded by Himalayan peaks towering at more than 6,000 metres. It is important to be well acclimatized to the altitude before travelling to Tso Moriri lake to avoid risk of altitude sickness. Korzok is the only village located on the shore of Tso Moriri lake, guesthouses and homestays can be found there.
On the way from Leh to Tso Moriri lake, you will stop at Chumathang hot springs. On the way back, you can go to Tso Kar lake, a heaven for birdwatchers where you might be able to spot the the rare black-necked crane. Then, you will drive through Taglang La pass (5,328 metres) to reach the Indus valley and Leh.
If you have enough time, you can visit the monasteries and palaces of the Indus valley: Hemis monastery, Thiksey monastery, Shey palace, Stakna monastery and Stok palace.
You can choose whether you want to include the visit of Tso Kar lake in the Tso Moriri lake tour: