CHANGTHANG

The Changtang (alternatively spelled Changthang or Qangtang) is a part of the high altitude Tibetan Plateau in western and northern Tibet extending into southeastern Ladakh , India with vast highlands and giant lakes. From eastern Ladakh, the Changtang stretches approximately 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) east into Tibet as far as modern Qinghai The Changtang is home to the Changpa a nomadic tibetan people. The two largest settlement within the Tibetan Changtang is Rutog town the seat of Rutog contry and Domar township the seat of Shuanghu Country.

  • The local experience
    The local experience

    Location Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India; Rutog County, Tibet, China Coordinates 33°43?04.59?N78°53?48.48?E Coordinates: 33°43?04.59?N 78°53?48.48?E Type Soda lake dimictic lake (east basin)[1] cold monomictic lake (west basin)[2] Basin countries China, India Max. length 134 km (83 mi) Max. width 5 km (3.1 mi) Surface area approx. 700 km2 (270 sq mi) Max. depth 328 ft. (100 m) Surface elevation 4,250 metres (13,940 ft) Frozen during winter

  • PANGONG LAKE
    PANGONG LAKE

    Pangong Lake is 40 miles in length and nearly 2 to 4 miles in width at a height of 4267m above the sea level. One third of the lake is in India and the rest comes under China. The colour of the water is the most striking feature of this lake that catches the first glance of one’s eyes, especially towards evening, when it is of rich deep blue, over the whole expanse which turns completely light blue at morning time. The water of the Lake is not that salty as sea water but it’s as cold as ice. Pangong Tso trip can be organised in two days and overnight stay at Tangtse. Travellers are not allowed to pitch their tents near the Lake and only allowed to go upto Spangmik due to security reasons. The landscape on the way to Pangong is spectacular.

    Pangong Lake is 40 miles in length and nearly 2 to 4 miles in width at a height of 4267m above the sea level. One third of the lake is in India and the rest comes under China. The colour of the water is the most striking feature of this lake that catches the first glance of one’s eyes, especially towards evening, when it is of rich deep blue, over the whole expanse which turns completely light blue at morning time. The water of the Lake is not that salty as sea water but it’s as cold as ice.

    Pangong Tso trip can be organised in two days and overnight stay at Tangtse. Travellers are not allowed to pitch their tents near the Lake and only allowed to go upto Spangmik due to security reasons. The landscape on the way to Pangong is spectacular.




  • TSOMORIRI LAKE
    TSOMORIRI LAKE

    The Tsomoriri Lake is a beautiful mountain bounded expanse of water, around 240 Kms. from Leh in Rupsho Valley. The Lake is located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok. One can also visit the Korzok Monastery of 19th century that houses Shakyamuni Buddha and other statues. The Nomadic people are most outstanding feature of this Lake area, which graze herd of goats and yaks. About 76 kms from Tsomoriri is located another beautiful Lake, Tsokar (the salt lake) in this area.

    The Tsomoriri Lake is a beautiful mountain bounded expanse of water, around 240 Kms. from Leh in Rupsho Valley. The Lake is located at 14,000 ft. near a small village of Korzok. One can also visit the Korzok Monastery of 19th century that houses Shakyamuni Buddha and other statues. The Nomadic people are most outstanding feature of this Lake area, which graze herd of goats and yaks. About 76 kms from Tsomoriri is located another beautiful Lake, Tsokar (the salt lake) in this area.

  • Snow Leopards and other wildlife
    Snow Leopards and other wildlife

    The close vicinity with raw nature means the Ladakh region is very rich in flora and fauna. Wildlife particularly has adopted greatly to the climatic conditions and has made a distinct space of its own. Snow Leopard is a specialty of the area; although you might not want to meet it in person in the wild. The local zoos will offer you the best experience in terms of wildlife and is a must-do-activity for anyone visiting Ladakh.

    The close vicinity with raw nature means the Ladakh region is very rich in flora and fauna. Wildlife particularly has adopted greatly to the climatic conditions and has made a distinct space of its own. Snow Leopard is a specialty of the area; although you might not want to meet it in person in the wild. The local zoos will offer you the best experience in terms of wildlife and is a must-do-activity for anyone visiting Ladakh.