Distance between Leh to Tso Moriri?
Distance between Leh & Tso Moriri is approximately 240 km one way & takes about 6 to 7 hours to traverse. You will need minimum two days. This distance can be traversed in two routes hence covering maximum places & seeing different sceneries to & fro Leh to Tso Moriri.
Leh - Chumathang - Tsomoriri (240 Kms)
Leave in the morning and drive to Chumathang stop at Upshi for check point. From here the road turns towards left and reaches Karu. Chumathang is famous for medical hot springs & people visit to this place for medical bath. From here a short drive upto Maha bridge the main checking point to enter to this new area. From here the road is rough. On the way visit Sumdo village and another 55 kms drive will take you to Tsomoriri. The Lake is breeding grounds for numerous species of birds. Chief among them are the bar headed goose, found in great numbers, crested grebe, the Brahmany duck (ruddy sheldrake) and the brown headed gull. The Lake is 28 km long and 8 km wide across its widest point. Overnight in tents.
Tso Moriri - korzok - tso kiagar - sumdo - tso kar - thukse - debring - tanglangla - upshi - hemis - Leh (234 km)
This is a very scenic route. TangLangLa is the second highest pass. Be careful with your digital cameras, ipods, Digi watches etc while approaching this pass. All electronic items supposedly go dead here. Our Cannon 40 D died on us here during the last trip. There are similar 'ipod death zones' all over Ladhak. Beware.