Tibet is home to many high-altitude lakes that stretch across the mountainous terrain for miles and miles. The one pictured here, Lake Yamdrok, was taken on Devin Moore’s 2011 trip to Tibet! In fact, Yamdrok is one of the highest altitude fresh water lakes in the world. It’s surface sits at about 14,500 ft (4,400 m) above sea level and is surrounded by peaks that remained snow capped most of the year.
Sitting about 100 kilometers from Lhasa and 90 kilometers from Gyantse, a visit to this beautiful lake is a great day trip if you’re in Lhasa and a must stop place for pictures on the way to Gyantse or Shigatse. The road from Lhasa runs along the valley floor following the Lhasa and Brahmaputra rivers before climbing in altitude...Read More