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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  • It is difficult to imagine the clarity of the lake, the need for a good nation to protect it? Seeing a man in this place is fun to hit a ball, take a break and talk to the shopkeeper about a cup of sweet tea and then continue on the road, lucky to meet the dressed cow (do not know meaning?) but the photo is for collection!
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  • The journey to this lake was itself amazing, winding round Tibetan farmlands and dwellings, mountains and valleys, and offering vistas of picturesque scenes and lofty mountains. On the way,too, we sto...  more »
  • One of the most scenic lakes in Tibet. On the way from Lhasa to Shigatse. The first and one of the most high mountain passes along the way.
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