Salt Lake Valley in Leh Ladakh

Salt Lake Valley Tour Leh Ladakh India

Salt Lake Valley spread across 20 Kms in length and 7 Kms in wide is the most inhabited region of Changthang Plateau. Salt Lake the widest expanse in Rupshu has very few permanent inhabitants while Korzok is the one of inhabited place in this region. The Korzok region of Salt Lake Ladakh situated at a height of 5000 meter is the highest cultivated region in the world. This Ladakh valley is also adorned with two fresh water lakes named as Panluk Lake (2 sq Kms), and the salt-water Tsokar Lake (10 sq Kms). Tsokar Lake is also known as white lake for its deposits of white salts. The lakes, marshes, and meadows support a varied aquatic life as well as wildlife. The valley in Ladakh is a rich reservoir of wilderness with black-necked crane, great crested grebe, bar-headed goose, Kyang (Tibetan wild ass), and Tibetan Sheep.

Some Facts & Information of Salt Lake Valley :-

  • The main settlement of the Salt Lake Ladakh is Thugji situated at a distance of about 80 miles from Leh. 

  • The Salt Valley is also famed for its borax mines, sulfur mines, and hot springs known for its therapeutic healing.

  • The average altitude of the valley is 5000 meter and can be easily reached from Leh across the Tanglang La pass.
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Erik, Shozeb and I set off on our 2 day trip to the Nubra Valley early the next morning - around 7 am. Nubra means green and its a very fertile valley. it was to be a 4-5 hour drive going all the way up to Khardung La- the highest motorable
I'm travelling to ladakh on the 3rd of october 2011 till the 13th of october. what would be te weather? what about staying overnight in tented camps?
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