Tso Kar is known as the white lake and unlike its counterpart Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri, Tso Kar is the most calm and peaceful of them all, also the least of the three. There are only a some yak sheds, a monastery and a couple of itinerant families in the surrounding. An during the night camp here is optional. The ordinary birds that are seen are Brahmin ducks, bar head great crested grebe and geese. The main magnetism, however, is the black necked hoist. The black necked crane, known for their loyalty, come to “Tso Kar” to lay eggs. The sight of the bird, with a wingspan of approximately 8 ft and taking off is an astonishing sight to witness against the background of green plains and the snow enclosed mountain.
Things to do near Tso Kar Lake
- White water rafting
- Chantang Wildlife Sanctuary
- Gol Market
- City Shopping
White water rafting
“White water rafting in Ladakh” is quite not like anywhere else in the world. It provide the most excellent chance to experience and enjoy the natural loveliness of the stunning landscape with hilltop monasteries, hillside villages, deep gorges, towering snowcapped peaks, and glimpses of the unique wildlife.
The Indus, originates close to the Mansarovar Lake and the Kailash Mountain in Western Tibet. Water levels remain high all through the month June to late August which is the most excellent time for charming rafting expedition. The travel manager offers white water The rafting on Indus provide stunning view of the landscape Zanskar and Ladakh ranges which housed Buddhist monasteries on high precipice.
Chantang Wildlife Sanctuary
At an height of approximately 4000 to 9000 feet, Changtang wildlife sanctuary is a world away from the world contribution its visitors something strange from the wildlife reserves one usually sees. You can spot rare wildlife like the black necked hoist and the Tibetan Wild ass and roam approximately a host of marshes and lakes. The refuge is frequent often for the Pangong Lake that it houses, which is fairly a highlight of Leh’s tourisms scene.
Apart from the fact that it is a set apart from the rest, the royal river Indus runs through the sanctuary, cutting it into two parts. Changtang is a plateau, part of the Hindu Kush Himalaya, the natural enchantress. And true to its Christian name, it doesn’t fail to enchant the viewer with its luminous lakes and faraway landscape.
For more prosaic items of cheap clothing plus bags and limited camping supplies, a good place to look is Gol Market.
For all those who like to fill their bags with local produce and souvenir, the market offers attractive motifs, Tibetan jewellery, woolen clothes and decorated carpets which are sure to fulfill your shopping hunger.
You can enjoy shopping for souvenirs and curios in the markets and bazaars of Leh, while on your tour of Ladakh. Accepted items with tourists are Pashmina stoles, shawls and other Pashmina wool garments. Locally handmade woolen gloves, socks, caps and sweaters are a favorite of tourist in Ladakh.
Tibetan handicraft objects including Buddhist masks, prayer wheels and Thangka paintings can be purchase in Ladakh. Traditional Ladakhi jewelry and Tibetan silver jewelry with turquoise are also famous with tourists. Apricots that grow in abundance in Ladakh are another well-liked gift that you can take back as a tasty souvenir of your trip to Ladakh.
Best time to visit Tso Kar Lake
The most excellent time to go to Tso Kar is in June and July.
How to Reach Tso Kar lake
By Air : “Tso Kar” can be accessed from Leh which is well linked with flights from Srinagar, Jammu and Delhi. Srinagar is an additional option as it is better linked by flights to cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Jammu and Indore. Delhi is the closest global airport. Most major cities across the world are well linked to Delhi by flight.
By Train : Closest railway station is “Ahju railway Station”. One can get a public convey to reach the destination.
By Road : The “Tso Kar” lie 160 km south of Leh, the Leh Manali road pass 30 kms west of it. The lake is 540 kms east of Srinagar which is the capital of the state.