Out of one’s imagination, the cold desert of Ladakh is famous for its lakes. Ladakh with so much of natural beauty, visual awesome sight and leh ladakh lake is one of the most important parameter in humbling landscapes of Leh Ladakh. Within the region of 86,904 km² it occupies, the cold desert of jammu & kashmir or a desert in the sky has three stunning Lakes in Ladakh. Pangong Tso Lake (3 idiots movie lake), Tso Moriri Lake, Tso Kar Lake and Yarab Tso Lake in Numbra Valley. Leh Ladakh Lake or these four lakes, each one is more wonderful and inspiring than each other.
This is not common among travellers coming to Pangong Tso Lake, that it changes colours ever hour. From morning emerald green hue to light sky blue by afternoon and velvet blue or dark blue by evening. Best time to visit Leh Ladakh Lake starts from the month of May to Mid of September. In winters, these all lakes in leh ladakh becomes so much hard that one can even drive a vehicle on these lakes. Below are the lakes in leh ladakh with complete details of about their altitude, suggested activities, location and facilities available near them to stay.
Ladakh is home of few, but very beautiful Lakes in Leh Ladakh. As peak winter temperatures in ladakh comes down to near — 50 degrees for days at a time, everything in Ladakh freezes at that time — the Indus and Zanskar become broad highways of ice, and the great lakes, Pangong and Tso Morari, freezed to a depth of several meters.
Sometimes emerald-green and sometimes midnight-blue pool of water, with shores covered in foliage looks so great that one could spend hours there, exploring is girdled by soaring peaks as high as 6,500m. You have to cross the Chang La (Pass) at a height of 5,599m to get to the lake. Be prepared for a ‘not exactly smooth’ journey as some stretches are rather backbreaking. You will cross the villages of Durbuk, and Tangste where you find a small temple. You could stay at the campsite in Mugleb. situated at a distance of about 150km from Leh, Spangmic is the last village you are allowed to touch according to the guidelines of the permit. You could try your hand at riding a yak at one of the villages and pretend to be a highland bloke.
Past the Thanglang La (Pass) and a soak in the hot springs of Chhumathang, you arrive at the salty Tso Kar or the ‘White Lake’, so named perhaps because of the parched salt that cakes the shores of the lake. Tso Kar is at a distance of 155km from Leh. You can camp at the nearby Thukje village and also visit the monastery of Thukje. Further along the road are the hot springs at Puga. The road finally cuts through the Rupsu Valley to meet the 27km long and 8km wide Tso Moriri, or Mountain Lake that touches a hamlet with the same name. The lake looks up to an endless sea of mountains. The region is home to the nomadic tribe called Khampas who can be seen in the summer months with their large herds. The area also boasts of an impressive range of wildlife and is one of the better places where you could try and spot marmots, foxes and the Tibetan wild ass.