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Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, Nagarze County

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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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  • The lake is very blue, backed by the hills all reddish brown, and from here the mountains are starting to come into view. As much of a highlight is the approach to the lake, you will climb and climb u...  more »
  • 羊湖路程离拉萨一百多公里,还不算远。旅途中能经过雅隆藏布江和刚巴拉山。在羊湖有些寒冷,但始终是视觉享受和冲击。当地旅行社的服务还是挺满意的…拉萨值得一来。  more »
  • One of the three sacred lakes in Tibet, this lake is nearest to Lhasa. Walk near the lakeside with a peace of mind and an open heart. Request for connection with the divinity there. On the day of my v...  more »