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. 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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  • See Yanghu, embedded in the mountains and valleys, crystal clear static, quiet lake, from Lhasa to here to 3 hours, winding road to nearly 5000 meters of elevation, and down to the lake. Yanghu Blue, in the sun, color multilayer. There is a beautiful Tibetan mastiff on the way to the winding road, but the photo is for money.
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  • We drove a few hours along the bank of the lake on our way from Lhasa to the Everest base camp through Shigatse and Tingri. The lake's bright turquoise colour and the view of the winding waterway tuck...  more »
  • Round-trip + Tour budget 6h, recommended to bring lunch or dry food, drinking water. Lhasa is relatively dry around, vegetation is not as rich as the south of Linzhi, but it has a desolate boundless feelings. Through the Yajiang River valley, the local people in the valley around the stone placed four or five Tibetan mastiff (do not understand the variety), the charge to take photos. But after arriving at Yanghu, all the words were superfluous.
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