The plan was actually to head up towards Sarchu and stay overnight there but we eneded up in Tso Kar eventually.
We bade farewell to Tso Moriri as planned at around 8 in the morning after breakfast. Similarly like Pangong, the resort is at western bank of the Tso, so we could not click the snap of the morning light being reflected on the lake. Never mind, we still managed some good ones I guess. Here they are. The peaks looked whiter because of the snowfall previous night.
|On Our Way|
When we managed to descend from Polakongka La, we got a glimpse of a blue lake lying at least 5 kms ahead – Tso Kar as Rigzin announced. Finally! It was around 4.30 pm. As we drove ahead, the lake seemed bigger and bigger and eventually we could identify that there were a couple of adjacent lakes instead of one – they must have been a single lake at ancient times.
|Tso Kar, the first view|
|Can you spot the Kiangs?|
|Tso Kar Wetland Reserve|
|Wetland Reserve of Tso Kar|
|Approaching Tso Kar Village|
At around 5.15pm we reached Tso Kar village and managed to get a great room at a great deal at the Tso Kar Resort, courtesy Rigzin. The resort was amazingly located – a bit far from both the lake and the village which enhanced the calmness surrounding the resort. The staffs were too cordial and instantaneously we felt at home and our dampened morale got somewhat rejuvenated. Rigzin mentioned, since there was no mechanic until he reaches Leh, he would manage a separate car from Leh which would drop us at Manali. He went away to make phone calls from the resort and we started roaming around.
|First Hut of the Tso Kar Village|
|Tents of Tso Kar Camp and Resort|
|Tso Kar Resort Building|
|Vast emptiness all over|
|Tso Kar Village - under the setting sun|
|Tso Kar Resort and Camp - a fantastically located heavenly haven|