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Kyagar Tso

Kyagar Tso is a very small saline water lake at an elevation of 4.705m (15,436ft) above the sea level, located in the Himalayan mountains, in Jammu and Kashmir in northern India.

The road to the lake includes paved sections but is mostly unpaved. Along this part, the road is very bumpy, on gravel & stone strewn sections. It’s located near the famous Tso Moriri lake. Before you join the trip be aware that you'll cross several very high passes, be subjected to very cold nights even mid-summer and that there are essentially no villages en route to add interest or shelter to the trip. This region is extremely remote and very sparsely populated, but is full of amazing beauty.
The weather on this zone is harsh and highly unpredictable and it does not take much time for the bright sun shine to change over to moderate to heavy snow fall. The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging. There are no petrol pumps in the area. Carrying enough fuel is therefore necessary. Accessibility is largely limited to summer season.
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