Yamdrok Lake (Tibetan: ཡར་འབྲོག་གཡུ་མཚོ་ is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is over 72 km long (621 km² in area). According to local mythology, this lake is the transformation of a goddess. Yamdrok Lake is one of four particularly holy lakes, thought to be divinatory; everyone from the Dalai Lama to local villagers make pilgrimages there. The others such lakes are Lhamo La-tso, Namtso and Manasarovar. Many pilgrims and tourists can be seen walking along the lake's perimeter these days.
Namtso lake is renowned as one of the most beautiful places in Tibet. Its cave hermitages have for centuries been the destination of Tibetan pilgrims. Some scenes in the 2002 Hong Kong film The Touch were filmed at the lake. Namtso is the highest salt-water lake in the world. Namtso Lake was also featured in the BBC TV series: Himalaya with Michael Palin.
Way to EVEREST
This particular location looks like a resting/base camp for those who set their destination for the summit of Mt. Everest (सगरमाथा in Nepali, ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ in Tibetan). Many camps are seen at the base of the mountain.
Entrance to the Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) conservation area. Colored pieces of cloth hanged on rope are special for Buddhist people.
Thank you for visiting this post. Special thank goes to Dr. Wentao Wang who sent all pics for this blog.
All pics by Wentao Wang.