The TsoKar ('White Lake') is one of the three high altitude salt water lakes in Ladakh. It is located at an altitude of 4660m/15280ft in the Changthang region of South Eastern Ladakh. The reason why it is called the 'White Lake' ('Kar' - White, 'Tso' - Lake) is obvious when one visits the lake and sees all the white salt deposits all over the lake shores. In fact in the years gone by, the Changpa nomads living in this region used to barter the salt for goods like rice and vegetables all over Ladakh and Western Tibet.
Situated at an altitude of over 4500m in the Changthang Plateau, TsoMoriri is one of the most beautiful lakes in Ladakh. Ringed on all sides by high mountains, TsoMoriri lake sits in a perfect bowl like depression. On the western shores of the lake lie the Korzok village. Inhabited by the Changpa nomads, their main source of income is by rearing the pashmina goats around the grassy shores of the lake. Owing to the high tourist traffic, Korzok village is the most developed of the villages in the area (Sumdo, Tsokar etc).