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Village in Tso Moriri Loop

Korzok

The ramshackle village of Korzok is the only permanent settlement on vast Tso Moriri. The village is slightly layered up a dusty slope from a wide, irrigated tongue of land that juts into the lake. The houses are ge…
Village in Tso Moriri Loop

Thukye

Calling Thukye a 'village' is to stretch the definition. Its nomad-herder residents only reside here in mid-winter and most of the settlement's 'houses' turn out, on closer inspection, to be labyrinths of stone-wall…
Lake in Tso Moriri Loop

Tso Kar

Tso Kar's brackish waters and wide salt-whitened marshy foreshores make for a less-attractive scene than larger Tso Moriri's mesmerising palate of blues. However, this environment does prove an attraction for wading…
Lake in Tso Moriri Loop

Tso Moriri

Tso Moriri is a giant high-altitude lake whose crystal-clear waters reflect majestic cloudscapes, snow-topped bald peaks and hypnotic geological wonders. The scene is best seen before sunset from a viewpoint knoll a…
Village in Tso Moriri Loop

Likche

One of the most appealing Indus Valley villages east of Upshi, Likche is essentially invisible from the road, but its beautiful patchwork of barley fields is dotted with knarled trees full of prayer flags, behind wh…
Village in Tso Moriri Loop

Hanle

Opinions are mixed as to whether it's really worth the very lengthy detour necessary to reach fabled Hanle, home to a 17th-century monastery and to India's high-altitude astronomical observatory. For foreigners, the…
Village in Tso Moriri Loop

Himya

Forming a green shoulder of habitation around which the road has to detour, Himya is one of the easiest Rong settlements to visit, as you can simply jump out of a vehicle at one side of the village, walk between old…
Village in Tso Moriri Loop

Gya

A millennium ago, Gya was the capital of King Gyapacho’s upper Ladakhi monarchy, before he joined forces with Tibetan prince Skiddeyimagon and power shifted to Shey. Today it’s a small, picturesque village across th…
Village in Tso Moriri Loop

Chumathang

Chumathang has two very distinct sections. All that most visitors see is a scraggy area of hot springs fronted by a small collection of roadside restaurants. However, a little further east, topped by a monastery, Ch…