Guest Houses, Camp Sites and Hotels At Tso Moriri

by Vargis.Khan

Guest Houses, Camp Sites and Hotels At Tso Moriri – As more and more people are visiting Ladakh each year now, some of the lesser known and offbeat places have also started getting a lot of attention. One of such places is Tso Moriri which I wouldn’t really term as “lesser known” but definitely a place that earlier did not get a lot of tourists as compared to other destinations like Pangong Tso. A lake that is equally magnificent and beautiful but even now the number of people visiting Moriri is far less than the number of tourists that Pangong sees.

Guest Houses, Camp Sites and Hotels At Tso Moriri

Guest Houses, Camp Sites and Hotels At Tso Moriri

Despite this, I must admit that accommodation options in terms of guest houses and hotels at Tso Moriri are better than Pangong Tso. While at Pangong Tso, your only option to spend the night in are camping sites, Tso Moriri has a wider range of options available. There is only one cemented hotel available at Pangong Tso and rest are all camp sites whereas Tso Moriri has hotels, guest houses and camp sites as well. You can easily find a place to stay here for as low as Rs. 600-700 however the camp sites can be as expensive as Rs. 4000-5000 depending upon facilities and meal plans.




Tso Moriri is a wetland reserve hence camping on the banks of the lake is restricted by law. I read online that it is a sanctuary for migratory birds so they do not allow people to stay too close to the lake. All the camp sites are at a little distance. If you are planning to camp on your own, then you too will have to pitch your tent away from the lake, near other camp sites. If you are on a budget, your best choice would be to stay as a paying guest however if there is no budget constraint, then the best choice would be to stay in a camp.  Below is a list of some of the places that I recommend are worth staying. There are several other options as well but these are places where either I have personally stayed or some of my friends did.

  1. Tso Moriri Camp and Resort – Best place to stay if budget is not a problem. They have both camp sites and rooms available as well however the prices are definitely a little steep. They will quite anywhere close to Rs. 3000 (excluding meals) for 1 tent or room (double bed) but the final charge will depend on your negotiation skills. There will of course be no negotiation if you try to book in advance.  It is a good comfortable place to stay with attached toiled and hot water facilities (in buckets though, not running hot water). You may contact them at [email protected].
  2. Lake view Guest House – Another good place to stay with nice clean rooms & washrooms and well within budget. Charges are anywhere between Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000 depending on your negotiations skills. The last known number I had for them is 01982 – 264867 in case you want to call and book in advance.
  3. Nomadic Life Camp – I haven’t stayed here but one of my friends did and he definitely recommends it. Prices are over Rs. 3000 for one camp (meals extra). You may call 01982-267321 if you want to book in advance.
  4. Goose Homestay – It is a great place to stay within budget; run by a very humble family. You can easily stay here for as less as Rs.700 – Rs.800 per day including meals.

These are just the three options that I have either stayed at or know about. There are plenty of other home stays or guest houses at Karzok as well.  Mentioned below are a few other names.

Mentok Guest House

Good spacious, neat and carpeted rooms with great view of the lake. Washrooms are western style however shared which is a drawback for some people. Food is basic but delicious. Tariff would be between Rs. 500 – Rs.1000.

Lake View Guest House
Phone: 01982 – 264867
Tariff: Rs.500 – Rs.1000 for a double bedroom
Review: Good place to stay. Food is quite basic but great view of the lake from its rooms.

Crane Guest House
Tariff: Rs. 500 – Rs.1000 for a double bedroom
Review: Another simple guest house. Shared washrooms and water available in buckets only.

Wander Hut Tsomoriri
Phone: 098112 37657

Wild Camp
Address: village Korzok near monastary, korzok, Leh ladakh, 194404
Phone: 096222 77696

Golden Mark Camps
Phone: 097165 07246

Nomadic Life Camp
Phone: 099993 03050

The Norling Camp
Phone: 099712 53000

Tsomoriri Hotel
Phone: 098115 95469

Hotel Lake View
Phone: 094193 45362

Best thing to do would be to reach at Karzok as early as possible and negotiate. Please note that these Karzok is a very secluded area and if you reach here late, there is  a high possibility that all the camp sites or guest houses would be full and you will be struggling to find a place to stay (this has happened with me). Pangong Tso has only camp sites but ample in numbers whereas Tso Moriri has variety but very limited, do keep that in mind.

Please click on the link below if you would like to read more on accommodation options on various routes leading to Tso Moriri.

Accommodation options on the routes to Tso Moriri

I hope this information was helpful. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment and ask and I would be glad to answer. If you want to add more information to the article above like information on other home stays or camp sites, It would be of great help.

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ARINDAM BANERJEE May 31, 2020 - 7:46 am

Hello Vargis,would u plz. share the contact details of Goose Homestay,Korzok…

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Nikunj August 27, 2019 - 12:36 pm

Hi Vargis, M planning a trip to Leh in sept end 2019,
Plan would be to
from 15th to 20th sept: Manali to leh
20th sept – 24th sept : Hanle village
24th sept to 26th: Tsomoriri
27/28th: return to leh
from 29th to 1st oct : Return to Rohtang and enroute to spiti….!!!

I have few questions:
1. Road conditions of Rohtang pass, leh to Hanle and Hanle to tsomoriri
2. Adequate fuel for the trip?
3. Accomodation option at Tso in sept end

Thnks in advance.

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Mohit Limaye July 25, 2019 - 9:07 am

Can we stay in a Monastery at Tso Moriri?

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Vargis.Khan July 25, 2019 - 9:41 am

No

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Raghav Iyer January 15, 2019 - 7:46 pm

Hey everybody,

I visited Tso Moriri in 2015 and stayed in a dhaba tent near the Monastery at Korzok village for only 100 rupees. The food is also available and costed around 200 for food which was excellent.

Note this is a shared tent but they will provide you with lots of blankets. Excellent value for money even if they charge 200-300 now provided you can withstand the cold. Not for delicate darlings from the plains of India.

Very friendly family. Highly recommended.

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Subhasis December 31, 2018 - 5:19 am

Hello vergis…while traveling to tso moriri, if there is propor root to moriri or we should stay at karzik

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Vargis.Khan December 31, 2018 - 4:19 pm

Karzok and Tso Moriri are pretty much the same place Subhasis, right next to each other.

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Poulami sarkar September 20, 2018 - 5:20 pm

Tthanks much vergis for ur prompt reply..

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Vargis.Khan September 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm

You are welcome !!!

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Poulami sarkar September 20, 2018 - 8:04 am

Hi vargis.. we are planning for leh from 17th oct to 24th oct. Just want to know abt the wooden huts near pangong..will it be open?? Else we have to stay in guest house??

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Vargis.Khan September 20, 2018 - 4:10 pm

I doubt it Poulami. It will be all wrapped by November. You will have to look for a homestay at Spangmik.

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Sameer sk September 20, 2018 - 7:58 am

Hi Vargis,

Your blog has bunch of information about Leh. I really thank you for that.

We are planning a budget tour to leh for 10 days using local transport (i.e., 29th Sep,2018) from Delhi via Srinagar and return to Delhi again via Manali. We planned to stay 4 days in Leh. Can you please guide me how to cover max places in leh in this 4 days or any other better plan for our tour. We will take a bike for rent in Leh.

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Vargis.Khan September 20, 2018 - 4:11 pm

Hi Sameer – How are you reaching Ladakh if you are renting bikes there?

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ASHOK SHAH September 17, 2018 - 2:25 pm

Hi Planning a trip for 8 days from 29th Oct to 6th Nov

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Vargis.Khan September 17, 2018 - 5:52 pm

Go by flight, cannot make it a road trip.

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Pratiksha August 24, 2018 - 2:21 pm

Another question is looks like trip advisor has many paid reviews we are not able to decide which camp we should choose if you suggest to camp at Pangong
Will it be crowded in September in Pangong ?

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Pratiksha August 24, 2018 - 2:17 pm

Hello Vargis
Read couple of articles that goes by your name we are traveling in September and would.like to visit both Pangong and tso moriri. Where should we camp any suggestions

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Aldrin MAchado July 30, 2018 - 3:25 pm

Hey Vargis Nice article
Just wanna ask if this trip is possible if i chose to stay in a Hotel near leh airport and travel back and forth to sight seeing points.
Like Leh Hotel to pang gong sight seeing and back.
Its almost 6 hrs drive one way.

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Vargis.Khan July 30, 2018 - 4:37 pm

Hi Aldrin – Yes a day trip is possible but then your entire time will be spent just traveling. Leh to Tso Moriri and back on a single day will be even longer.

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Aldrin MAchado July 31, 2018 - 11:53 am

Hey Thanks for Reply.
Also want to know if this road to various sight seeing points are motorable at night?

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Vargis.Khan July 31, 2018 - 3:28 pm

No road in Ladakh is motorable at night. It will be very cold and not safe at all.

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Poulami sarkar June 25, 2018 - 3:06 pm

Hi vergis..may I get the staying option in pangong n tsomoriri in arnd 20th October.

Pls share your views.

Thanks much
Poulami

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Vargis.Khan June 25, 2018 - 8:30 pm

In October yes you will find stay option at both the lakes.

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Mihir Agarwal May 27, 2018 - 10:24 am

Hi Which place do you recommend in Pangong?

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Bhishma Bhatti May 24, 2018 - 7:54 am

Is there any accommodation at tsokar?

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Vargis.Khan May 24, 2018 - 4:12 pm

Yes, there are a few Chadar tents and camps sites there.

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Devendra. ANDHARIA. May 13, 2018 - 3:12 pm

Hi,Mr Vargis.
Devendra from Gujarat.
We are 26 Person Group ,,required 13DoubleBed Roos,,(12 +1Free for Leader)
Date:-16/8/18. Including evening Tea/coffee,, Dinner, & Morning breakfast.
Send me Rate. Thank You.
(M):-09428994959.

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Vargis.Khan May 15, 2018 - 5:53 pm

Hello Mr. Devendra, I do not offer any such services.

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Manoj April 25, 2018 - 10:22 pm

Hi vargis your plan is wonderful i want to follow your guideline, if we travel in july can we get all these things which you mention abova we are two members

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Vargis.Khan April 26, 2018 - 5:07 pm

Hi Manoj – If you mean accommodation at Tso Moriri then yes, it will all be open by July.

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Anindita De April 7, 2018 - 7:48 am

I would like to stay at Goose Homestay How can i book

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Vargis.Khan April 7, 2018 - 9:52 pm

Hard to book as the connectivity at Karzok is rare. You will have to get there and negotiate an on the spot deal.

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