Tso Moriri lake (called also "Mountain Lake"), is a lake in the Changthang Plateau in Ladakh, Northern India. The lake is at an altitude of 4,522 m. It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India.
I have been here in august 2017, walking from Himachal Pradesh through
Parang La, an approximately 5100 meters high pass).
The water color is dark blue as you can in pictures, due to pure water and also to the colors of the sky at this altitude. With the snow of high snowly summits and the brown aridity of the lands, the color contrast of was unique!
We spent here two day (and a night) in tent with our guide, some porters and the mules. At morning I woke up early and I took some shoots to porters doing usual morning activities.
The light before and during sunset is the best!
Temperature was cold but not so much, however porters were warning themselves burning animals poop.
After breakfast, we started to walk all around the lake.
Here some wilds animals. Life is not easy here!
There are many stones with prayers, flags and some other strange devotional objects, to help pilgrim to pray during the walk.
Finally we reached (at sunset) Karzog, a poor village on a side of the lake. My advice is to visit these wonderful places and people, lands full of spirituality where you can immerse yourself in the pure nature.
Sky was empty by airplane tracks, because of this zone is near the border India/China, so flight are banned.
Trekking organized by Chalo Himalaya (North India Himalayan Tours)
(https://chalohimalaya.weebly.com/). Thanks to my friend Ram and all his good staff!
Pictures taken with Nikon D800. Batteries charged by sun with a portable solar panel (20W).