Below is a detailed Leh to Tso Moriri road map with distances mentioned in kilometers. The map also include other areas of Ladakh; like the roads towards Nubra Valley and Pangong Tso; but details every possible route that you can take in order to reach Tso Moriri from Leh. Click on the map to view it in full size; or leave a comment if you need the map in a better resolution.
Also read: How to Plan a Trip to Leh Ladakh
Leh to Tso Moriri Road Map
Leh to Tso Moriri Distance
- Traveling via Chumathang, total distance between Leh and Tso Moriri is 20 to 240 kilometers. Travel time can be anywhere between 6 – 7 hours depending upon your speed and breaks. Roads are mostly good on this route with a few bad patches in between. Extremely bad patch is around Polokongka La and the last 50 kilometers between Sumdo and Karzok is entirely a dirt track.
- Via Tso Kar, this distance would increase to about 260 kilometers. Travel time will easily be around 7-8 hours. Apart from the bad patches around Polokongka La and between Sumdo – Karzok; you will also be travelling on a broken road around Tanglang La if you travel via this route.
Also read: Hotels and Guest Houses at Tso Moriri
Tso Moriri In Winter
Tso Moriri freezes completely in winter, like other lakes of Ladakh. The road between Leh to Karzok via Chumathang however remains open. There will be a lot of snow en route but Army keeps the road clear for their movement. You cannot however take the Tso Kar route to get here because that will involve getting across Tanglang La which remains completely blocked in winter season.
For a detailed explanation of the journey, please read How to Plan a Journey from Leh to Tso Moriri
Tso Moriri Altitude
Tso Moriri is located at a staggering altitude of 4,522 meters, 14836 feet.
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