Tso Moriri Loop in detail

Planning Tips

Advance Planning

At over 4500m, both Tso Moriri and Tso Khar are liable to cause altitude problems if you're not well acclimatised, so don't attempt this trip if you've only recently arrived in Ladakh.

Route Planning

Most agencies assume you'll drive pretty much straight to Korzok (apart from a lunch break and brief roadside-photo stops). If you're not in a hurry, you might want to agree short stops at the lovely Indus Valley villages en route, notably Likche, Himya or Chumathang.

If returning to Leh, consider also a short visit to the millennium-old fortress ruins and gompa on the ridge opposite picturesque Gya, once the capital of a minor Ladakhi kingdom.

It's important to agree to your itinerary clearly with both your agent and your fellow passengers well before departure.