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Lake Manasarovar, Burang County

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 80 reviews on the web
Lake Manasarovar is a freshwater lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region, from Lhasa. To the west of it is Lake Rakshastal; to the north is Mount Kailash.GeographyLake Manasarovar lies at above mean sea level, a relatively high elevation for a large freshwater lake on the mostly saline lake-studded Tibetan Plateau.Lake Manasarovar is relatively round in shape with the circumference of 88km. Its depth reaches a maximum depth of 90m and its surface area is. It is connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel. Lake Manasarovar is near the source of the Sutlej, which is the easternmost large tributary of the Sindhu. Nearby are the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the Indus River, and the Ghaghara, an important tributary of the Ganges.Lake Manas Sarovar overflows in to lake Rakshastal which is a salt-water endorheic lake. These lakes used to be part of the Sutlej basin and were separated due to tectonic activity.EtymologyThe word "Manasarovara" originates from Sanskrit, which is a combination of the words "Manas" "sarovara" manas meaning mind and sarovara meaning lake. According to the Hindu religion, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth.
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  • Just a beautiful place, so serene and peaceful, about a 20min drive from Darchen. We stayed here after the 3 day kora around Mt Kailash. We walked along the edge of the lake for a few km, enjoying the...  read more »
  • Stunning lake, near Mt Kailash, is a jewel of Tibet and one has to visit it, bathe in it and have a puja next to it. 
  • A serene, holy river which instantly provides you peace of mind. A huge lake - the largest lake at the highest altitude in the world is holy, blissful and worth at least a visit in one's lifetime. Vis...  read more »
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