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Rupshu is a high altitude plateau and valley region in southeast Ladakh. At its narrowest definition, it is the valley and high plateau area ranging from 20 to 50 kilometers northwest of the large high altitude lake of Tso Moriri. The altitude of that valley is between 4,500 and 5,500 metres. It is inhabited by the Changpa nomads and contains the Tso Kar salt lake. At times, the term "Rupshu" is used for a wider area, ranging from the Manali-Leh Highway region to the west to east of Tso Moriri, incorporating some of the Ladakhi portion of the Changthang Plateau area in which Tso Moriri is found.

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