Few Highlights Lakes in Tibet
Since Tibet is the roof of the world, many of the beautiful and highest mountains in our world are located in Tibet so that is one of the reasons many of the Rivers and Lakes in our world are from Tibet.
Today's article, Tibet Travelers would like to share a few of the important lakes in Tibet. All the lakes in Tibet are considered as Goddess and Holy so that is one of the reasons Tibetans do best to preserve the Lake.
1. Namtso Lake
One of the most desired lake in Tibet is the Namtso Lake. It is also one of the most popular lakes in Tibet. Located 240km from Lhasa towards North, with a driving of around 4-5 hours and elevation of 4700M
Namtso lake is surrounded by Grassland, Nomads, and Mountains. It is one of the best places in Tibet to witness the sunrise, sunset, and stars at night. Tibet Travelers 10 Days Group or Private Tour are one of the best options for traveling to Namtso Lake.
Travelers can also travel to Namtso Lake as a day trip or 2 days trip.
2. Yamdrok Lake
Located around 90km from Lhasa towards South, Yamdrok lake will be the most popular lakes in Tibet, the reason behind is all the Tours towards Mount Everest, Shigatse, Gyantse are traveling through Yamdrok Lake. Elevation of Yamdrok lake is around 4500M
We can see the stunning view of Mount Nojin Kangtsang far from the lake viewpoint from Gambala Pass. All the Tours listed in Tibet Travelers website has included Yamdrok Lake in the itinerary, we still recommend our 9 days private tour or 8 days group tour for traveling to Yamdrok Lake.
Travelers can also travel to Yamdrok Lake as a day trip or 2 days trip.
3. Manasarovar Lake
In the western Tibet Ngari region, one of the most popular Lake is the Manasarovar Lake. Also known as Mapham Yumtso in Tibetan. Located around 1200Km from Lhasa towards west. Around 30km from the nearest town to Mount Kailash known as Darchin town. Lake Manasarovar is surrounded by monasteries in each direction from east to west. One of the best places to stay a night is at the Chiu Monastery ( Bird monastery) Tibet Travelers 16 days Private and Group Tour are the best options to travel Lake Manasarovar.
Travelers can also adjust own customized Tour to Lake Manasarovar via contacting Tibet Travelers.
Photo: Yamdrok Lake
4. Phikutso Lake
This is the Lake where 11th Century Great Tibetan Yogi Jetsun Milarepa used to meditate nearby. Lake is located around 240km from Old Tingri and around 3-4 hours drive from Kyirong Nepal Border. Near the Lake, it is still very peaceful since there is no house or village nearby. It is one of the best places to do meditation if the weather is good. Tibet Travelers 8 Days Private and Group Tour from Lhasa to Nepal is one of the best ways to travel Phikutso lake.
Travelers can also travel to Phikutso lake for a customized Tour.
5. Siji Lhatso Lake
Located around 80km from Lhasa towards East near the Rutok Hotspring. This is one of the hidden Lakes in Tibet. This is one of the quietest Lake I have been and I would like to share with the world Travelers. It can be done as a Day trip or a round trip on the way to East Tibet Kongpo Nyingchi Region.
6. Draksum Lake
One of most beautiful Lakes in Eastern Tibet Nyingchi Region is the Draksum Lake. Surrounded by Mountains and Green Forest. Located 400Km from Lhasa and around 100Km from the Bayi Nyingchi Region. There is a beautiful Island at Lake where we can visit a cozy small monastery. Travelers can travel as a Day trip or a round trip on the way to East Tibet Kongpo Nyingchi Region.
7. Rawok Lake
Around 3-4 Hours drive from the Pomi Town, there is a stunning Lake surrounded by mountains known as Rawok Lake. Rawok Lake is another beautiful Lake located in the Nyingchi Region. Travelers can travel as a 4 days trip to Rawok Lake.
8. Lhamo Lhatso Lake
One of my favorite Lake in Tibet is the Holy Lhamo Lhatso Lake. I call it Holy since this is the Lake where many people have seen some preview of their future.
These are the few information on few of the important Lakes in Tibet. They are still many beautiful Lakes in Tibet and Tibet Travelers will do best to share in future articles.
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