Yamdrok Lake or Yamdrok-Tso Lake, Tibet. Lying between Tibetan capital Lhasa and town Gyantse, the freshwater lake is one of the sacred lakes. It stretches for 72 km (45 mi) and is surrounded with amazing Tibetan nature.
Due to its spiritual powers, the Dalai Lama as well as local people make pilgrimages to Yamdrok. The lake’s holy importance is associated with the Second Buddha, who brought Buddhism to Tibet. The Samding Monastery – the female monastery – is built on a peninsula.
Why to go there?
The lake is located in an amazing environment and is a wonderful spiritual retreat.
When to go there?
Anytime – the winters are usually mild, however, the lake can freeze during winter.
How to get there?
Take a 5 day tour from Lhasa to the Yamdrok-Tso.
Read more: Tibet Travel
Lead photo by Harrison Zhao
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