Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Nagarze County

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#3 of 57 in Parks in Tibet
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. To visit Yamdrok Yumtso Lake and get the most from your holiday in Nagarze County, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nagarze County trip builder .
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  • The new youth report was joined by the lake, where there was no food, and cookies were produced. When the sun is very big, at the time of the pizza is about 18, 9 degrees of temperature, but in the lake temperatures are much lower, fortunately with a feather Tanjung coat. Lake Wind scenery is very beautiful, the water is very clear, under blue sky White Cloud, the United States wins.
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  • Im sure you've heard that the lake has a turquoise color, but the reality is so much better and brighter than what you can possible imagine. I've traveled in different countries but I've never seen an...  more »
  • It takes 3 hours driving from Lhasa. The road is not good. Yandrok is the longest lake in Tibet. But scenery is absolutely beautiful.  more »

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