Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake
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Langkazi Country, Nagarze County 851100 China
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Rajesh K
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
It was an amazing experience, I drove all the way from London to Kerala, India and the most beautiful part was Tibet.
Written 25 October 2023
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taitaimimi
Beijing, China46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
It took us 2,5h drive from Lhasa. 1h is driving up the mountains until you reach between 4800 or 4998m (like written on the stone up). The views on the road are nice with wild yaks. There are few stops where you can make a photo with a yak or Tibetan dogs and buy small souvenirs. When you arrive up the view of the lake is nice and you can queue to make a photo with a stone showing the altitude. Better to take oxygen canister.
Written 9 May 2021
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Picturesque area. A 72-kilometers lake, winding itself through mountains at an elevation close to 5,000 meters. The sign carved into a natural rock by the lake indicates an elevation of 4,998 meters.
Written 12 December 2020
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Icke_T70
Stuttgart, Germany34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
An Amazing place! You cannot miss it! If you have time walk along the shore and get a bit far of all tourist trying to get the perfect selfie ;) We spend here about 2 hours but we had the feeling of being the only ones in this incredible place!!
Written 11 August 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Visited this place as part of a 7 day tour of Tibet. Loved this beautiful lake especially with the lovely weather and the beautifully dressed Yak.
Written 30 May 2020
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Lana T
Malta55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
this lake is so beautiful, the water is so calm and breathtakingly beautiful, it's turquoise colour is out of this world. I really enjoyed the drive by the lake which went on for a very long time, it is a huge lake and really worth a visit.
Written 22 December 2019
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Bill K
Chesterfield, MI120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The color of this lake blew me away! Very serene, I can see why it is sacred. If you are making the trek from Lhasa to Base camp, this lake is a must-see
Written 24 November 2019
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alohatripper
Honolulu, HI1,604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Oct 23
We checked-out of the Shangri-La Lhasa with a small niggle. The hotel insists we booked for 3N, not 2N. We let our TA, China Discovery Tours, work it out.
Before arriving at the Lhasa airport, we swing around to this one of three holy lakes in Tibet.
At nearly 5000 meters above sea level, this is our highest point of the trip. I am still taking the pills I bought at the pharmacy but it doesn't help much.
This area is very beautiful as are most of the landmarks we have seen on this trip. We are surrounded by snow-capped mountains flowing melted snow into the green-jade colored rivers and lakes.
Off the main road are vendors selling jewelry. Annette bought 60 pieces of jewelry from a lucky vendor. She will give them away to friends. I fell down hard when I tried to come down a pedestal holding a huge stone. Fortunately, I am OK.
The only toilet requires a 2 RMB fee, which I quickly paid, but I waited too long regretfully.
Nearby we ate a "Tibetan hamburger." It was far different than what I expected, but it was generous with shredded pork meat and inexpensive at only 11 RMB each.
Written 14 November 2019
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Eduard A
Tokyo, Japan197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Travelling from Lhasa to Shigatse (approx. 350 km) one has a choice between National Road No G318 (leads from Shanghai for 5,350 km to the China - Nepal border) i.e. between Lhasa and Shigatse along the Yarlung Tsanpo (Brahamaputra) river or the much more beautiful and faster route over the Kampa-La pass and Nagartse, then over the Karola pass to Gyantse and to Shigatse.
The Kampa- La (La=Pass), at an altitude of 4,998m offers on clear days a spectacular view of Yamzho Yumco (chin.) or Yamdrok Yamtso (tibet.) Altitude of the lake 4,441m. The color of the lake changes according to weather and is always worth the trip. From Kampa-La one has also a spectacular view of Mt. Noijin Kangsan (7.191m) in the far distance. This trip from Lhasa is usually the first step on an Everest sightseeing tour. It is an absolute highlight.
Written 9 November 2019
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The lake itself is gorgeous and well worth the photo stop for the glorious turquoise colours. Where we were also had a small cafe to get a snack/drinks or toilet stop and sit and relax.
What I was let comfortable with was the poor animals "put on show". For a small fee of about 1 GBP pound you can get your photo taken with various yaks, Tibetan dogs complete with sunglasses, goats done up with jewellery etc. I was a little torn as I recognise this as a rare opportunity for that photo of a lifetime, ie me sitting astride a yak to be talked about for years to come but there was nothing natural in dressing these animals up and have them standing/sitting around in the sun all day. In the end I resisted as I think ultimately it is a cruel practice. This might just be your thing though!
Ultimately, the lake itself if definitely worth a visit, animal photos or not is your choice.
Written 6 November 2019
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