The Tsomoriri Lake is located in Ladakh and is situated at an altitude of 15075 feet above sea level. The actual name of the Lake is Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve. This is located between Ladakh, Tibet and Zanskar. The lake is spread over an area of 19kms in length and 3 kms in width.
This lake is considered to be by far one of the largest lakes located in the Trans-Himalayan bio-geographic region, in the whole of India. The lake receives water from the snow which melts from the mountains and the springs on the Changthang plateau. The lake is considered to be in nature and the water has an alkaline base.
Due to extreme winters here the Lake is visited by almost 34 species of birds, and the common found birds are the Brown headed Gulls, Ferruginous Pochard, Bar-headed Geese and the Black-necked Cranes. Water birds are also frequently seen here.
Various species of Hare, Vole, Mouse hares, have been seen besides the Lynx, The Tibetan Wolf and the snow leopard. While there is hardly any vegetation in the deeper parts of the lake, the flora is quite unique and a large variety of endemic and vulnerable species have been seen and found here.
|Visit Duration||5 to 6 hours|