Meditative Journey to Tso Moriri @ 14800 Ft

Our 4th and the final phase of journey was towards Lake Moriri which is located at 14,800ft.  Entire experience of travelling here, and spending a night on the shore of the lake was extremely meditative and blissful.   Colors of the water, mountain, entire landscape, and evening sky was just amazing.   Most number of clicks were shot at this location, by many of our crew.  My roomie had clicked 437 images just at this location.  I have captured really serene footage which gives your some immersive footage of entire drive to the lake, our lunch stop amidst awesome scenery, drive around the lake, and a peak into our tents under the stars.  We could not get to complete the star trails due to cloudy skills, though we woke up at 3AM for one more attempt for star photography.

Here is some trivial on lake Moriri from the Wiki:

Tso Moriri or Lake Moriri is a lake in the Ladakhi part of the Changthang Plateau (literally: northern plains) in Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. The lake is at an altitude of 4,522 m (14,836 ft). It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India and entirely within Ladakh in this Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region.   The lake is fed by springs and snow-melt from neighboring mountains. Most water enters the lake in two major stream systems, one entering the lake from the north, the other from the southwest. Both stream systems include extensive marshes where they enter the lake. The lake is oligotrophic in nature, and its waters are alkaline. Accessibility to the lake is largely limited to summer season, though Karzok on the northwest shore and the military facilities on the eastern shores have year-round habitation.  Aridity and cold desert conditions prevail in the lake region; with summer temperature varying from 0 ° to 30 °C (32 °-86 °F) and winter temperature recording −10 ° and −40 °C (14 ° to -40 °F). Geologically the lake is in Ordovician rock.

Video of the journey:


Took 40 clicks to get one pic right
Silhouette Captured by Udi
Screenshot of Bright Sky
Screenshot of Bright Sky
Incomplete Star Trails
Screenshot of Bright Sky
Screenshot of Bright Sky
Return flight to HYD

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