Lakes of Ladakh
Ladakh is not just a cold barren dessert with monotones. If you want to see some brilliant blues then you must head to see the lakes of Ladakh which are nestled up in the mountains. One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Ladakh was to camp at these high altitude lakes. Nestled at heights of 15000 feet and more, Ladakh’s lakes – Pangongtso, Tsomoriri and Tsokar are completely secluded from human habitation, but for a few villages like Spangmik and Korzuk near Pangong and Tsomoriri respectively.
The other attraction was of course, the birds that breed here- black necked crane included. The three lakes are completely different from each other, in terms of landscape and you cant be satisfied with seeing just one.
My husband and I camped in Pangong , where we took our own tents and had a cook along with us, who prepared some of the best momos Ive ever had. However most of the lake lies in Tibet as only 40 % is in India.
In Tsomoriri , we were less adventurous, where we stayed in a camp , but it soon touched -2 and we were freezing .It was where I had a brief spell of altitude sickness, although it was at the fag end of my trip. I was literally sleepless the whole night.
We had a very brief glimpse of Tsokar, which looked completely different from the other two lakes. But there were several wild asses here
These high altitude lakes of Ladakh are tourist attractions by themselves but one needs to be very careful while lingering here because of the lack of oxygen here. And it is also advisable to visit only if you have spent enough time acclimatizing in Leh.
What a marvelous and exciting trip! And wherever you were you certainly had gorgeous skies! Your captures are superb as always! Thanks for sharing your trip and the beauty with us! Have a wonderful weekend!
They’re beautiful shots.
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simply beautiful. million dollar scenery.
awesome shots. this is a beautiful lake, i could almost smell the fresh air.:p
What amazing beauties!
what a lovely trip and beautiful skies for Skywatch.
Great captures. Your pictures seem a painting.Thanks for sharing and thank you for visit my blog.
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I’ll be the happiest man on earth if I could visit those lakes!
Excellent photo set. The last two captures are just stunning.
amazing amazing place…must go there soooon!!!!!!!
Spectacular views. It is a paradise on earth.
Lakshimi: What a wondrous place to capture the sky.
Fantastic – great photos. I thought I was doing well going above 14,000 feet elevation this week, but you’ve got me beat!
A stunning place!
Beautiful! Stunning images. I have to now seriously prepone my visit to Ladakh
Awesome landscapes lakshmi! It’s simple striking with colors and shades. The last one was fabulous!
I just wish and never believe to be there.
Amazing place, beautifully captured!