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QUICK FACTS
Location: Leh district, Jammu and Kashmir.
Famous for: Lake and mountain view.
Weather:
Summer (March to June): 30ºC to 02ºC. 
Winters (November to February): -10º C to -25ºC. Winter recieves heavy snowfall.
Monsoons (July to September): Irregular  rainfalls.
STD CODE : NA
BEST TIME TO VISIT : June to September.
TRAVEL IN RUPSHU VALLEY SHOW MAP

This barrenn hills of Ladakh is a desolate and extensive region known as Rupshu. Rupshu is a valley in southeast Ladakh, on the Leh-Manali highway. The altitude of the valley is between 4,500 and 5,500 metres. It is inhabited by the Changpa nomads.It is a landscape quite unlike any other in Ladakh, or elsewhere in India. This area is now open for tourists for visiting along two specified tour circuits.  The first tour circuit follows the Manali road over the Taglang-la upto Debring, a Changpa camping place. The route covers twin lakes Startsapuk-Tso and the Tso-kar, the Polokongka-la (about 16,500 ft /5,030 m) , Puga valley (Sumdo), then over to the head of Lake Tso-moriri. The other route into the area follows the the Indus to the village of Chumathang, where there is a hot spring. At Mahe, about 17 km further ahead, the road crosses from the north to the south bank of the river and then follows the Puga stream to join and follow the first circuit to Tsomo-riri via Sumdo. Despite its barrenness Rupshu’s hills support a sparse population of wildlife, and the animal most likely to be spotted is the Kyang, the wild ass of the Ladakh and Tibetan plateaus. More plentiful are marmots (ubiquitous to mountain slopes all over Ladakh), hare, and an unusual tail-less rat. The lakes are breeding grounds for numerous species of birds. Chief among them is the bar-headed goose, found in great numbers on the Tso-Moriri, the Great crested grebe, Brahmini duck, Black-necked Crane and Ruddy Shelduck.

MUST SEE IN RUPSHU VALLEY

Tso Moriri- Korzok:

Tso-moriri (Official name: Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve), 240 kms south east of Leh is situated at a height of 4595 m / 15165 feet. This lake is 180 square kms in area and about 25 kms long and 7 kms wide (one of the largest lakes).  Tso-moriri is the most prominent lake of this region. The lakes are breeding grounds for numerous species of birds. Chief among them is the bar-headed goose, found in great numbers on the Tso-moriri, the great crested grebe, the Brahmini duck and the brown-headed gull.

The Korzok monastery which lies on the western bank of the lake is one of the oldest settlements of the world. The area containing Tso-Moriri and other lakes, is known as the Rupshu Valley. Here, the Zanskar range is transformed into bare rolling many-hued hills, divided by open high-altitude valleys scoured by dust devils. It is a landscape quite unlike any other in Ladakh or elsewhere in India. This area is now open for foreigners...

REACH RUPSHU VALLEY
AIR

Leh is the nearest airport.

RAIL

No railway network is available.

Nearest railway station is at Kalka.

ROAD

Route from Leh to Tso Moriri Lake

This is the general route to Tso Moriri that most people take to visit this ever beautiful lake in Ladakh. You can reach in about 6 – 7 Hrs depending upon the number of break you take in between. The route along with distance between the subsequent places is as follows:

Leh – Karu (36 KMs) – Upshi (13 KMs) – Kumdok (19 KMs) – Kere (53 KMs) – Chumathang(34 KMs) – Mahe (22 KMs) – Sumdo (10 KMs) – Korzok or Tso Moriri(53 KMs) = 240 KMs

Pangong Tso Lake to Tso Moriri Lake via Changthang (Merak – Chusul – Nyoma)

Spangmik (Pangong Tso) – Man (9 KMs) – Merak (12 KMs)– Khaltse (4 KMs) – Chusul (24 KMs) – Tsaga La (33 KMs) – Tsaga Village (20 KMs) – Loma (23 KMs) – Nyoma (22 KMs) – Mahe (25 KMs) – Sumdo (10 KMs) – Tso Moriri / Korzok (53 KMs) = 235 KMs

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