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There is no doubt in the fact that Tso Kar Lake is a very enchanting travel getaway to explore. This place, owing to its scenic views is popularly known as the Popular white lake. The serenity and peace which lives in this place is just something else to experience. What makes this place really interesting is the presence of nomadic families who live around here. And being a bird lover, you will find this place just superb to explore. A very wide variety of birds such as Brahmin ducks, bar-headed geese can be found here etc. 

This place has been connected by an inlet stream at its south-west end to a small lake. And from the geology of the More Plains (a plateau), it can be concluded that Tso Kar in its historical times ranged up to this high valley.  And even until few years ago, this place actually acted as a very important source of salt. It is this very salt whom the Changpa nomads used to export to Tibet.  

Talking about the flora and fauna of this place, it can be said that Tso Kar is actually a very good source of non-saline water, pondweeds. The shore of this place has been covered with salt crust up to some extent and also enhancing its overall natural beauty. 

Also Read: Located at the border of Manipur and Nagaland this valley is home to flowing streams, picturesque views, adventure sports, and unique Naga culture

Top attractions of Tso Kar Lake

Markha Valley - This place is one of the most amazing places to visit especially for trekking purposes. Not for the faint-hearted, what this place has to offer can only be experienced by people who seek and love adventure. However, the terrain here can be really treacherous for even the adventure seekers so it is advised to take proper measures for the same. 

Hemis National Park - The Hemis National Park is bounded on the north by the mighty Indus river. This park is named after a 400-year-old Hemis Gompa. For the people who are spiritually inclined, this place is just really stunning to explore. And what really makes this place worth exploring is the fact that it is the only national park in India which has been declared as the largest notified and protected area in India. 

Kiagar Tso - This amazing place lies in the Rupshu valley in Ladakh. Situated at a distance of around 30 kms from this place lies Tso Moriri. And being a saline lake, Kiagar Tso is surrounded by some really fascinating mountain fauna such as sheep, goats, yaks etc. For nature lovers, this place is really great to experience. 

Things to do around Tso Kar Lake

Visit Hampta Pass - The Hampta Pass is quite an ideal trek for the people who are doing trekking for the first time. The scenic views of this place are really mesmerizing. It is basically a small corridor which is located between the Lahaul’s Chandra Valley and Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. 

Deo Tibba - Deo Tibba is one of the highest peaks of the Pir Panjal range. This is actually a 6000-meter summit which is undoubtedly not less than a dream for many mature as well as amateur trekkers. If you love adventures, then this is the kind of place which you absolutely love to explore. 

Best time to visit Tso Kar Lake

The summer season is the best time to visit Tso Kar Lake as this is the best time for sightseeing and exploring this place to its full immensity. 

How to reach Tso Kar Lake

By Air - The closest airport is situated in Jammu. It is very well connected with other nearby and major Indian cities. After deboarding the flight, you would need to get a cab or some other means of transportation to reach Tso Kar Lake. 

By Road - The Tso Kar is situated at an approximate distance of around 160 km south of Leh. And the lake is situated at a distance of 35 km east of Srinagar. You can consider visiting Tso Kar Lake via road. From Delhi, it will take you a time frame of around 27 hrs, from Kolkata it will take you around 50-55 hrs, from Chandigarh it will take you around 20-24 hrs to reach this place by road. Anyhow, travelling to this place via road is actually quite a popular thing especially amongst the youngsters. 

By Train - The nearest railway station is located in Srinagar. It has overall good connectivity with nearby and major cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru etc. After deboarding the train, you will need to get a cab or some other means of transportation to your destination.

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