Located at an average of 4500m in the vast Changtang Plateau , the lakes of Tsomoriri and  brackish salt water Tsokar are at about 4 hrs driving distance. During the summer months, these high altitude lakes are home to a variety of birdlife – bar headed geese, black necked crane, great crested grebes, and the Tibetan sandgrouse.Skyang( wild asses) , marmots, fox, wolves are some of the wild animals that can be seen freely roaming in this habitat. The Changtang plateau is home to the Changpas( nomads) who can be seen with their pashmina goats and sheep. The clear deep blue water of the 27km long Tsomoriri lake looks majestic against the back drop of the snowcapped peaks and the village of Korzok close by. After spending a night at each lake, we return to Leh crossing the Taglangla pass on the Leh Manali road.

Trip Code: EXTT

Trip Highlights
  • High altitude lakes of Tsomoriri and Tsokar
  • Meeting the Changpas( nomads ) of Changtang
  • Driving across the high Changtang Plateau
  • Birdlife at Tsomoriri and Tsokar
  • Sighting of the Tibetan Wild asses

 

  • Day 1
    Drive to Tsomoriri via Mahe bridge ( 6 ½ hrs). Enroute we take a tea stop atChumathang hot springs and have our packed lunch here or continue further to a nice spot by a stream. . Tsomoriri lake at 14999ft is an expansive high altitude lake well known for its birdlife and the Korzok monastery. The nomads ( changpas) who inhabit this place move to higher pastures in this plateau during the short summer. O/N Guest house / Tentedaccomodation
  • Day 2
    Visit around the lake in the morning and drive to Tsokar Lake ( 4hrs) stopping enroute at Sumdo village, Puga Hot spring and nomadic tents. Tsokar is a brackish salt water lake and the locals extract salt to sell in Tibet. Spend the day enjoying the scenic beauty of this place and chances are that you may see some Skyangs( wild asses), marmots, birds. O/N camp
  • Day 3
    Enjoy the serenity of the lake and drive to Leh across Taglangla, the 2nd highest motorable pass at 5364m. ( 3 ½ hrs)
Cost
  • 2 pax:  US$393/- per person 
  • 3  - 4 pax : US345/- per person
  • 5 – 8 pax: US$322/- per person 
  • 9 – 12 pax: US$259/- per person
  • Single supplement: US$69/- 

 

Cost includes:
  • transport
  • local guide
  • huts / tents on twin sharing in Tsomoriri and Tsokar with all meals
Cost does not include:
  • items of any personal nature such as drinks, tips, etc.
  • extras due to roadblock, illness etc
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