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Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Nagarze County

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Water Body Historic Site
Encircled by snow-capped mountains and dotted with small islands, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet, believed to be the transformation of a goddess. The lake and its surroundings bears a historical significance relating to the second incarnation of Buddha, who brought Buddhism to Tibet. Hike the green hills and watch how the color of the water changes from turquoise and sapphire to jade-green, depending on the sunlight. You may occasionally run into herds of goats and yaks, guarded by Tibetan mastiffs, as well as praying pilgrims. One of the islands houses the only monastery in Tibet headed by a woman--a female re-incarnation of Buddha. Use our Nagarze County tourist route planner to add Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and other attractions to your Nagarze County vacation plans.
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  • Yamdrok, is a freshwater lake in Tibet. It is over 72 km (45 mi) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. According to local mythology, Yamdok Y...  more »
  • Stopped several times along the lake on our drive back to Lhasa, since the colours of the water were almost indescribably beautiful, and the mountain backdrop made this even more special (see pictures...  more »
  • This is a gorgeous blue lake, clear sky. A very popular place to photograph and inspire the nature. High elevation is a challenge many travelers at this level. But, well worth a trip.  more »

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