Good Hotels or Accommodation options near Tso Moriri – Ladakh

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In this fifth and final article of the series – Good Hotels or Accommodation options near Tso Moriri Lake, I am enlisting down some of the preferred places to stay around Tso Moriri lake – Ladakh which range from Rs 700-800 per person and goes beyond Rs 5000 for a camp or room for two depending upon comfort, meal plan and facilities they offer. Tso Moriri lake is a remote place and though accommodation options are good in number but fairly limited to tented accommodation or home stays. You can refer the list of below guest houses or hotels or camping resorts compiled after reading various resources/reviews of many people over Internet mainly IndiaMike and BCMT forums (as said earlier, of course, I cannot stay in all of them 😉 ).

Heavenly Colors of Tso Moriri Lake
Colors of Tso Moriri Lake

You cannot find accommodation at Tso Moriri lake on the banks because it is restricted to pitch the camps there being a wetland reserve and sanctuary for migratory birds. You can pitch the tents near the other tented colonies pitched just before Korzok village or find an accommodation in Korzok village. Both ways you will definitely have a clear and broad view of the 24 KM in length, 6 KM in width this magnificent blue colored high altitude lake – Tso Moriri (Tsomoriri Wetland Conservation Reserve).

Most of these places are ideal to stay and offer decent comfort and facilities which a family may require but as I said earlier for Pangong Tso, you need to compromise on certain things if budget is a constraint in your travel. You need to keep in mind that Tso Moriri lake is a remote place and one cannot expect all the luxury in the world even after paying Rs 3000 per night. At Tso Moriri, getting a place to stay with attached toilet is a luxury in itself ;)…

LAST UPDATED: 9th Feb 2015
The article has been updated to match the current prices of most of these hotels or campsites or homestays for the year 2015.

Hotels or Accommodation options in/around Tso Moriri Lake
  • Tsomoriri Camp and Resort Tso Moriri, Korzok
    Very near to Tso Moriri lake and just before the Korzok Village. Very much Recommended Nice place to stay with family being very clean, comfortable and having attached toilets with running cold water. Hot water in buckets. Along with luxury/Swiss tents, some rooms (5 in number) are also available. It is the only tented colony very near to Tso Moriri lake having some rooms too apart from tents though charges of rooms are more than camps. Pricing depends upon bargaining and how you book. Landing there directly with sometime in the day left will definitely help you get a better deal. Pre-booking is always going to be expensive but have peace of mind that you have a place to stay at least.
    • Price Range: Rs 2500 – 3000 for a double bedroom (without meals)
    • Contact: info@offbeatescapes.com
    • Location: Korzok – Tso Moriri, Ladakh
    • Category: Moderate / High

  • Tsomoriri Camp and Resort provide SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES to all the readers/followers of the DoW Website through our Destination Specialist / Sponsor – Offbeat Escapes. In order to avail the discounts, you can use the online booking form at the link: Book Here

    [UPDATE, 01-02-1015]: Tsomoriri Camp and Resort is run by its owner only. Along with other OTAs (online travel agents), they have also tied up with Offbeat Escapes, who offer special discounted rates to all the readers of DoW Website and have had exceptional feedback from many of our readers in the past 2 years. Also, please beaware that other OTAs including some very famous camping companies might give you some other camp in the name of this recommended Tsomoriri Camp and Resort saying that it is full as per many reports over net. Hence, we believe in the services of the Offbeat Escapes more than other agents as they first book and then take money from you as suggested by other readers. So, even if you choose other OTAs, do make sure that you have confirmed booking on this camp only before you paying anything to them.

  • Nomadic Life Camp – Tso Moriri, Korzok
    Very near to Tso Moriri lake. Nice place to stay but expensive if you pre-book. You can bargain if you land directly and get a good deal. Shared as well as attached toilets, depending upon the price you pay. Nice, tasty food.

    Warning Comments by HV Kumar

    Nomadic Life Camps – definitely good, but bargain hard, they will come down. I have got good rates for tents that are priced at Rs 3000 – at Rs 800 and Rs 1000. However, on one occasion, we got terrible treatment, they were salivating over some white tourists, treated us with total disdain (just because we bargained and got a good deal), denied us bath towels, we had to beg for hot water and the food that they served us was not the ones they offered the “full”-rate white tourists. I will never stay there again

    • Price Range: Rs 3000 – 3500 for twin sharing basis (without meals)
    • Contact: 09419178984, 01982-267321
    • Location: Korzok – Tso Moriri, Ladakh
    • Category: Moderate / High

  • Goose Homestay Tso Moriri Lake
    As per the Arti who posted here review here at DoW, it right opposite the monastery/ supermarket there. Extremely homely and clean place with a view of the lake from all 3 rooms. Cost: Rs. 300 per person per day including food. Found it better than Mentok and Crane located right next to it. Read more about Goose Homestay at the link here
    • Price Range: Rs 700 – 1000 for a double bedroom
    • Contact: ??????
    • Location: Korzok – Tso Moriri, Ladakh
    • Category: Cheap / Moderate / Homestay

  • Mentok Guesthouse – Tso Moriri, Korzok
    Basic home stay kind of stay, check the updated review in comments by Gautham and then take a cal. Great view of Tso Moriri lake from the rooms. Very clean, warm and carpeted rooms. People refer it better than many luxury tents. Shared but western style toilets. Tasty food prepared by the family.
    • Price Range: Rs 700 – 1000 for a double bedroom
    • Contact: ??????
    • Location: Korzok – Tso Moriri, Ladakh
    • Category: Cheap / Moderate / Homestay

  • Lake View Guest House – Tso Moriri, Korzok
    Good to stay. Nice, clean rooms and average food. Good view of the lake.
    • Price Range: Rs 700 – 1000 for a double bedroom
    • Contact: 01982 – 264867
    • Location: Korzok – Tso Moriri, Ladakh
    • Category: Cheap / Moderate / Homestay

  • Crane Guesthouse – Tso Moriri, Korzok
    Clean rooms, simple stay like other guest houses in Korzok Village. Shared toilets only and water available in buckets only.
    • Price Range: Rs 700 – 1000 for a double bedroom
    • Contact: ??????
    • Location: Korzok – Tso Moriri, Ladakh
    • Category: Cheap / Moderate / Homestay

Other Tips for Hotels or Accommodation near Tso Moriri – Ladakh
  • In off/late season (late September types or early October), it will be difficult to get accommodation at Tso Moriri as most of the tents pack up and cold starts to bite in as well. In such a case, opting for some guest house or home stay at Korzok Village is a good idea. Always advisable to carry your own Sleeping bags at least in case you prefer more hygiene over being happy go lucky types.
  • At remote regions such as Tso Moriri, Korzok, Pangong Tso, Sarchu where accommodation options are barely limited to tented colonies and other accommodation options are far away, there is always an advantage in bargaining the early you reach in the day at such places. So, if you need good deal at such remote regions like Tso Moriri try to reach the place well before the sunset and then bargain hard. This will give you an opportunity to explore more options while bargaining and camp/tent owners will be more responsive to bargaining.
  • If you have time, then you can always visit the camps of Changpa Nomads of Changthang region located on meadow above Korzok Village. It is a nice experience talking to this unique human culture and getting to know the hardships of their lifestyle is seriously an experience of a lifetime for modern aged people like us.
Conclusion

I hope you find the above list of hotels or accommodation options near Tso Moriri Lake – Ladakh useful for your upcoming Leh – Ladakh trip. If you happen to know any updated contact numbers or missing contact numbers of these hotels or any other nice and good option of stay near Tso Moriri Lake – Ladakh, kindly leave a comment as it will be helpful to others fellow travelers as well. If you have ever stayed at any of these hotels, please share your experience with us too.

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195 Comments

  1. Hi Dheeraj aka Mr Patience,

    We are planning to Go from TSO Morriri to pangsong lake next week. Could you Suggest/Advice any Good hotels at TSO Morriri as well as Pangsong. Also if you could advice on journey from TSO Morriri to pangsong like How much distance , what are the routes available, which route is better suitable for Bike Trip, is there any permit required?

    Thanks In advance
    Pranay

  2. priyasingh on

    Just a suggestion – If it makes sense, can these accommodation articles be moved under ‘planning the trip’ section where there are articles about itinerary etc.?

    Once again, thank you so much for the wealth of info on this website and keeping it up to date!!!

    • Hi Priya,

      Thank you for the suggestions !! These are also accessible from Main Menu – Ladakh. Are you talking about Planning the trip section of DoW Community forums?

      I am glad the site is useful for you.

  3. Hi Dheeraj,

    We are planning Leh – Ladakh trip in the month of September end. Can you please tell whether the homestays would be available by that time ? We are 2 people travelling and also we need to know any pre -booking to be done by that time ?

  4. Mentok guesthouse has a severe mice infestation. At night, the mice can be heard crawling and biting their way through the walls. My friend had a mice fall onto him while he was sleeping. Considered yourself and your readers warned. If you wish to have a good night’s sleep, don’t even think of staying in Mentok guest house.

  5. Mannu Amrit on

    Hello Dheeraj,

    Since Tso Moriri does not have a cell phone connection, it is difficult to get in touch / pre book any of the suggested homestays. Would you advise us travelling there without pre-booking accomodation? We’re a group of 9, travelling with the following itinerary:

    Day 1 Fly to Srinagar. Stay at Srinagar.
    Day 2 Stay at Srinagar
    Day 3 Srinagar to Kargil
    Day 4 Kargil to Leh
    Day 5 Leh
    Day 6 Leh to Pangong
    Day 7 Pangong to Leh
    Day 8 Leh to Nubra.
    Day 9 Nubra
    Day 10 Nubra to Leh
    Day 11 Leh to Tso moriri
    Day 12 Tso Moriri to Sarchu
    Day 13 Sarchu to Manali

    • Mannu, first of all you should change the plan and do Nubra Valley first before doing Pangong Tso lake. Secondly, you may be able to get home stay upon reaching there but yes, the risk of not getting it with 9 people may be there always. Pre-booking on the other hand will help but cost more as home stays cannot be pre-booked.

      • Mannu Amrit on

        Thank you for your suggestion, Dheeraj. Terribly sorry if you’ve covered about this somewhere else, but any specific reasons to suggest Nubra valley before Pangong Tso?

        • Nubra Valley helps people in acclimatization to high altitude. Pangong Tso is at very high altitude and you need more acclimatization to sleep up there at such altitude. Going directly from Leh and sleeping over at Pangong Tso will mean a certain hit of AMS and may be a night with less/no sleep or constant vomits. Hence, before you travel to high altitude lakes, it is recommended that you spend good time to other places first and then move to sleep at such high places. Nubra Valley is a perfect place and just fits in the order aptly.

        • Mannu Amrit on

          Thank you for your comment, Dheeraj! Very helpful 🙂 Will be interchanging Nubra and Pangong Tso in our plan, as per your recommendation.

  6. Hi,

    I am planning to reach Leh on 4th July and back by 10th which effectively gives me only 5 days. What will be your recommendation in terms of must go places since i wont be able to do all. Also If i stay in Leh on 5th and leave for Pangong Tso on 6th stay the night there and leave for Tsomoriri on 7th will i be able to be back to Leh on 8th? Also is its possible to go from Pangong to Tsomiriri or do i have to come back to Leh and what are the transportation options available for the same. Do we have local transport available other than the taxis that really cost a bomb?

    Many Thanks

  7. Hi Dheeraj,

    Thanks for your really useful info on Ladakh. Is it possible to go from Pangong to Tso Moriri on a shared taxi without returning to Leh? We are 2 female travelers going there in the last week of May.

    Thanks!

    • Tupur, it will be very very difficult to get a shared taxi for direct route from Pangong tso to tso Moriri. It is not a common route and hence shared taxis do not ply on it. You should fine travel partners doing the same route on same dates.

      • Thanks that’s helpful to know. But are shared taxis easily available to from Leh to both Pangong and Tso Moriri? Second, we are looking to return via Srinagar. What are our options for traveling from Leh to Srinagar (via Lamayuru)? We would ideally like to avoid a private taxi for the two of us as the costs are prohibitive.

        • There are lots of flyers which people put at cafes, dine-ins, restaurants, travel agent desks/shops/whiteboards wanting to share the taxis for different trips within Ladakh. Even travel agent organize such shared taxis trip as well but charge a little higher about Rs 200-300 more than it would ideally cost. So, in worst case you can always go back to them and book a seat for yourself. Gelling up with people in Ladakh is more or less easy because many people travel solo and look forward to meet new people and share cultural thoughts and values over the trip. No where else in the world you will find more smiling and helpful people as Ladakhis are 🙂

  8. Sandip Barad on

    hi dheeraj..
    I m planning my trip to ladakh in mid june. we have 6 adult + 2 child (under 4 years). is this advicable to take child on ladakh trip????
    I am planning my trip by road, by hiring vehicle from jammu. My probable route is from Jammu – shrinagar – Kargil – leh (sight scene including pangong tso, magnetic hill, nubra valley and most of key placec) 6 day stay at leh – sarchu – manali – chandigadh. 12 days are ok for this trip?? dates and days are variable. so is this OK ??

    • Sandip, It depends on person to person to take the children of such age group because AMS do not matter with respect to age or sex or any fitness level. It can happen to anyone of any age or sex or fitness I shall say :D… The issue with children is that they tend to exert the body considering it the same kind of place they belong to and this elevates the chances of getting struck with AMS. Secondly, they are not much expressive about their uneasy feelings, so it is parents who need to watch out and take care that the child is not suffering from uneasy feelings, headache or nausea and is behaving properly. With less than 3 year child, I think he/she will also be NOT able to convey the uneasiness she may feel. You have to be vigilant and if you notice any such feeling or he/she tells you about such a feeling then please do not ascend anywhere, either descend to lower altitude or stay at the same place to watch things overnight and if symptom increase then start descending immediately. Same is applicable for any adult as well. And yes, do keep the body adequately hydrated!!

      Sarchu is defintely not a place to sleep wth children

  9. HI dheera,

    Hope you are doing well!

    I have 8 days in hand and i am planning for tsomoriri lake in June. Already did Leh And tsopangong so leaving them this time. as time wont permit
    As usual i have a few concerns. I will be starting from chandigarh
    Day 1: Chandigarh to Manali
    Day 2: Manali to Sarchu
    Day 3: Sarchu to TSomoriri
    Day 4: tso moriri
    and same route back

    concerns: 1: Is the plan right or am i missing anything?
    2: Should i prebook stay at tsomoriri or i will get there easily on arrival?
    3: Any permits required?
    4: any other places which i should and can visit?

    Thanks

    • Hi Piyush,

      It will take 3 days to reach Leh from Delhi via Manali side and 4 days to come back to Delhi from Leh via Srinagar side. This makes it 7 days. 1 Day is required in Leh for acclimatization. You have about 8 days to do it. It is not that straight forward that you land up in Sarchu and then in Tso Moriri. It is a nightmarish place in case you are not acclimatized. You before planning to spend the nights at Sarchu often termed as vomit hilton due to its harsh conditions and then Tso Moriri is a big big no no.

  10. Hi, I am going to Leh for 3 days with my husband on 4th September. Can someone please suggest a good plan for 3 days?

    P.S. We have already seen Pangong Tso and Nubra Valley during our last trip so wanted to do something different this time.

  11. Hi Dheeraj,

    Love your blog!

    Me and my husband are visiting Leh in the first week of October, landing on the 5th. We plan to rest in leh for a day and visit Tso Moriri the next day itself and stay overnight. Would we be able to get homestays in october? And how much does a shared taxi charge per person? Is there any other mode of transportation available?

    Also, is biking long distances an option in October? According to many of your blogs, the winter starts setting in with a vengeance, at the beginning of the month.. Would you recommend biking to nearby destinations from Leh?

    • Sayali, please MUST read about: Acute Mountain Sickness and Importance of Acclimatization

      You have to rest in Leh for at least 36-48 Hrs in any case before plying anywhere else from Leh. And ideally the flow of Ladakh trip is Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso Lake and lastly Tso Moriri lake due to its highest altitude and harshest conditions. Body must be in good shape to handle it else many people suffer AMS issues at Tso Moriri. So, going on the second or third day is not feasible.

      Also, in october only basic guest houses will be functional.

  12. Hii Dheere. .
    thanks to your suggestion, we have now planned out itinerary said the other way round. Going to leh via Srngr and coming bck via manali.
    I wanted to know if we can easily find on the spot accommodation in tso moriri and sarchu/jispa or is it like taking a risk. Will be reaching there on 4 July. As you hv mentioned there are chances of better deal if we land there directly

    All other booking are done except at these two places.
    plz help

    • Ritika, Tso moriri if you are open for home stays which are basic then yes, else better book as you see there are only couple of camp options only up there. If you want to take a chance then you must be ok with staying in basic home stays in case camps are full

  13. vivek Slaria on

    Hey Dhiraj,
    so final itenarary done. Delhit to Srinagar to Leh and then to Tso Murari. I an my wife are carrying our own tent. I know we cant camp on the lake but a little away from it. Any good suggestions on where can we camp.

    Also from Tso Murari we intend biking down to debring and exit via manali. Is there any permission needed for this ?

    • Camp it near some home stay which will give you an added sense of security too. No permission needed to travel to Manali – Leh Highway from Tso Moriri – Tso Kar route.

  14. Sandipan Bose on

    Dear Dheeraj,

    I have finalized the itinerary for my July trip to Leh. After a lot of information gathered from various reviews, I have decided to visit Tsomoriri. It seems like a must visit. Below is the itinerary and some queries follow regarding Tsomoriri. Kindly advice.

    8th July – Delhi to Leh early morning flight. Full day rest. Overnight at Leh.
    9th July – Leh local sightseeing. Overnight at Leh.
    10th July – Pangong lake day trip. Overnight at Leh.
    11th July – Leh to Nubra valley. Overnight at Nubra valley.
    12th July – Nubra valley to Leh. Overnight at Leh.
    13th July – Leh to Tsomoriri. Overnight at Tsomoriri.
    14th July – Tsomoriri to Leh. Leh to Srinagar direct.
    15th July – Arrive in Srinagar. Overnight at Srinagar.
    16th July – Depart from Srinagar in the evening.

    1. Around what time will I arrive in Tsomoriri from Leh and how long will the journey take ?
    2. Around what time will I arrive in Leh from Tsomoriri.
    3. I plan to take a shared taxi. Will shared taxis be available for this route during July and what will be the cost per person ?
    4. Will homestays/budget accommodation be available on arrival at Tsomoriri or do I need to book in advance ? What would be the approximate cost per person inclusive of all the meals ?

    Thanks in advance.
    Sandipan

    • Sandipan, best will be that you do Pangong Tso day trip after Nubra Valley. Rest doing Srinagar to Leh is about 16-18 Hr journey. Leh to Tso Moriri is around 8-9 Hrs, Tso Moriri to Leh via Tso Kar is about 10-11 Hrs. Shared taxi will be a bit difficult to find for tso Moriri as less people travel up there, so please utilize first two days to find out the people or places where shared taxis are available.

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