Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, The word Yamdrok has a connection with Nomads. Yumtso means Mothers Lake, also known as Goddess, located around 90km one way from Lhasa towards the south, with a driving of around 2 hours. All the lakes in Tibet are known as Goddess and are taken sacred by the Local Tibetan people including the Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. Tibetans worship almost all the nature, worshipping means appreciating, which is the most humble deeds.
Photo: View of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake from the Gambala Pass
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is also known as a Turquoise Lake because of its color. View of Yamdrok Lake becomes beautiful after crossing the Gambala Pass ( 4900M) we will see the spectacular view of Yamdrok Lake, which is a change of nature very sudden.
All the Tours arrange by Tibet Travelers towards the Southern Tibet Shigatse Region and towards the Western Tibet Ngari Region will pass by the stunning Yamdrok Lake, driving near the surface of the lake is a very beautiful feeling and we can also stop near the Lake for short hike or picnic and for a blessing from the Goddess.
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake is also one of the best day trip destinations from Lhasa since it's not far from Lhasa. It is a great choice to include Yamdrok Lake in the tour, we can see the shining running River Yarlung Tsangpo / Brahmaputra river going towards Eastern Tibet, Lhasa Kyichu river will also join the Yarlung Tsangpo River, Local Tibetan farmers, and villages, Nomads with Animals and Mt.Nojin Kangtsen far view with the Rocky Mountains from the Gambala Pass is stunning.
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