6 Lesser Known Yet Stunning Lakes in Ladakh You Must Visit

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There’s something special about the lakes in Ladakh! The breathtaking view of the graceful blue waters reflecting the purity of the clear skies, set alongside snow-capped mountains is a view that will truly satisfy your soul.

A majestic destination where nature portrays itself in the form of lakes, no matter how you plan to enjoy the undiscovered lakes in Ladakh, it will be an experience worth reminiscing!

It’s your turn to visit these visual marvels and feel it through these hidden gems.

Tso Kar Lake

Situated on the Rupshu Plateau in Southern Ladakh, Tsu Kar Lake is one flawless art of nature. An unique lake, popularly known for its depth and size, Tsu Kar is saline to a great extent with weeds, lake plants, and nettles growing within the lake. Though the lake is not as large as Pangong Tso or Tso Moriri, the real strength of this lake lies in its serenity.

Best time to visit: May to August
Distance from Leh: 154 kilometers approx.
How to reach: Rent a car/bike in Leh and drive over

Yarab Tso Lake

Yarab Tso Lake located in the Nubra valley is an understated and lesser visited place. Situated close to Panamik village, this lake is considered to be a sacred place or rather a wish pond. Surrounded by towering mountain peaks and steep mountain cliffs, this lake is magnificent that is hard to envy.

Best time to visit: June to September
Distance from Leh: 180 kilometers approx.
How to reach: Rent a car/bike in Leh and drive over

Lang Tso and Stat Tso

Located in the Zanskar region of Ladakh, Lang Tso and Stat Tso are twin lakes that are close to the highest point in Zanskar, Pensi La. The snow-capped mountains surrounding this place give an unforgettable view of the lakes. Exploring these lakes will give you an opportunity to witness the charming beauty and the picturesque landscape that are not known to many.

Best time to visit: June to September
Distance from Leh: 369 kilometers approx.
How to reach: Rent a car or go for a shared jeep safari

Kiagar Tso

Situated on the way to Tso Moriri, Kigar Tso is another marvel of the region that lies in the Changthang plateau. Kiagar Tso is a 3km long, 1.5 km wide, and 22 m deep lake where a number of trekkers halt before moving ahead with the camping ground near Tso Moriri. You will also get to see local houses from Chang Pass near this landmark which makes it even more attractive.

Best time to visit: April to August
Distance from Leh: 270 kilometers approx.
How to reach: Kiagar Tso lies in Rupshu valley and one reach here from Mahey Bridge while heading to Tso Moriri

Chagar Tso

Located on the way to Pangong Lake, Chagar Tso is yet another magnificent art of nature. Heaven for nature and bird lovers, if you are lucky, you can spot a huge variety of migratory birds at this particular place. Though the lake is small, witnessing the rare birds will make your visit worthwhile.

Best time to visit: June to September
Distance from Leh: 200 kilometers approx.
How to reach: Rent a car or go for a shared jeep safari

Mirpal Tso

One of the most unique lake, Mirpal Tso is an spectacular example that will surprise you! Seclusion and serenity are the best terms to describe Mirpal Tso. Situated close to Chusul, Mirpal Tso contains both sandy shoes and fresh waters to its glory.

Best time to visit: May to September
Distance from Leh: 205 kilometers approx.
How to reach: Rent a car/bike in Leh and drive over

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