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My 800th post had to be from one of the areas which is one of the closest to my heart – Ladakh

Picturesquely situated in secluded, breathtakingly beautiful Rupshu Valley in the Changthang (literally: northern plains) area in Jammu and Kashmir, the high-altitude Tso Moriri Lake is fewer than 155 miles (250 kilometers) southeast of Leh. Travelers can only visit this lake with a permit.

The beautiful blue saltwater Tso Moriri (Tso = Lake in Ladakhi language), which is about 4595 Meters or 15075 Feet above sea level, is approximately is about 18 miles (29 kilometers) long and up to five miles (eight kilometers) wide. Flanked by lofty mountains, this serene lake and the area around it attract a range of wildlife, including migratory birds, marmots, wild asses, and (rarely spotted) Tibetan wolves. Nomadic herders of goats, yaks, and cows live in the lake's vicinity.

As per a classification of the Himalayan Lakes done on the basis of their origin, there are four groups and Tso Moriri falls under the third group of “Remnant Lakes" - which were originally structural but represent the remnants of vast lakes.

Thank you all in TE, more specially those who have taken efforts in hand holding me though my photographic journey to 800...a milestone I never thought I'll reach....but slowly and surely, here I am :-)

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