Lhamo Lhatso – Legendary Lake of Tibet – Recognizing The Dalai Lama

Tibet’s most legendary lake. It means fairy lake. For Tibetan, the lake is auspicious Holy Lake”. The Lhamo Lhatso lake is more than 5000 meters above sea level. In Gyatsa County Chokhor Gyal mountain, Lhokha city, the altitude is more than 4000 meters. It is located about 65 kilometers far from the county. Lhamo Lhatso is an alpine freshwater lake, the lake area of about one square kilometer, and shaped like an ellipse. The Lhamo Lhatso Lake is like a mirror surrounded by mountains, the scenery is beautiful. The freezing period of the lake is about 7 months. After the thawing of the summer, sometimes the wind and waves, the water is as clear as a mirror; sometimes there is no wind and waves, the clouds are dense, and from time to time make strange sounds, there are all kinds of wonderful scenes.

Lake Lhamo Lhatso is surrounded by mountains and overlooking from the sky is very beautiful.

The legend and tradition about Lhamo Lhatso Lake

According to Tradition, for choosing the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, the head monks and officials from the Kashag government will come here. they will pray nearby the lake and can see lots of signs and symbols about the newborn Dalai lama. Lhamo Lhatso’s viewing platform is above 5400 meters, it is the best view to enjoy the Holy lake. In addition, it is also possible to make a pilgrimage to the lake. On the way from Gyatsa to Lhamo Lhatso Lake, we also saw the Tibetan antelope and white-lipped deer. It is well worth visiting.

It takes about six or seven hours to walk on this section of road. lhamo Lhatso Lake, 40~50 kilometers away from the Gyatsa County, the mountain road is very bad. Go first to a place called Chokhor Gyal, and then hire horses from Chokhorgyal or go on foot to the Holy lake.

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