Perched at an altitude of 4522 meters, Tso Moriri Lake is the largest high-altitude lake of India and one of the most famous lakes to visit in Leh Ladakh tour. It is fed by snow melts and springs from the vicinity. Two major streams pour into the lake, one from north and other from southwest. Tso Moriri Lake is located in Southeast of Leh region and the route to this lake is mostly in good condition. This lake is also known as Mountain Lake of India, this is surely one of the most beautiful lakes in Leh Ladakh. It is about 28 km in length (stretching from north to south) and 4 to 6 km broad. Barren and snow-clad peaks in the surrounding forms an enchanting panorama.
But this lake is inaccessible through public transport and you would need a permit to enter the lake area. For permit you would need two photocopies of the main pages of your passport and visa. The permit is valid for seven days. It would be ideal to keep at least six copies of the permit as you would be presenting it in different check points.