Tibet is an awesome travel place, so much history and mystery. Jokhang Temple is the most sacred temple for Tibetan People. Pilgrims travel from all over Tibet to their spiritual focal point. They prostrate themselves in front of the temple, and circle around the temple clockwise. No Tibet tour is complete without visiting Jokhang Temple. The temple with Potala Palace is the most classic attraction in Lhasa.
Like mountains, lakes are considered sacred by Tibetan people.They are believed to be the dwelling places for protective deities. This is also believed to give these sacred places a spiritual power. There are many sacred lakes in Tibet, and some of these are very important religious focal points. One such sacred lake is Namtso Lake. This is the largest lake in the Tibet. Namtso means “Heavenly Lake” and has a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains over its turquoise waters and especially offers fantastic sunrise and sunset view. Namtso is one of the holy lakes and one of the four “Great Wrathful Lakes” guarded by the goddess DorjeGegkyi Tso. The scenery of Namtso Lake is very surreal. Its crystal-clear waters reflect the snow-capped mountains, open grassland and the clouds in the sky. The grassland is dotted with yak herds and local nomads. Namtso Lake has five uninhabited islands of reasonable size. Like the hills around the lake, these islands have been used spiritual retreat by pilgrims who walk over the lake’s frozen surface at the end of winter.
Tibet trekking top places : Advanced Everest Base Camp Trek: This is one of the most spectacular treks in Tibet and also the world’s highest elevation trek ending at 6340m (20800 feet). The trek itself does not take more than a week but you need to tack on another 3 days on each side for the overland journey from either Lhasa or Kathmandu. The trek starts when you reach the small monastery of Rongbuk from where you can look up the valley of the same name directly at Mount Everest. Its only 22km (12 miles) to the Advanced Base camp but you are gaining (4300 ft / 1310m) which is more than it seems given the already high elevation. The trek is usually divided into several days with an intermediate base camp set up so that you can go up and down the mountain at your own speed while you acclimatize. This is the same route used by climbers using the North Col to summit Everest.
Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is over 72 km (45 miles) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end. Around 90km to the west of the lake lies the Tibetan town of Gyantse and Lhasa is a hundred km to the northwest. According to local mythology, Yamdrok Lake is the transformation of a goddess. Yamdrok Lake has a power station that was completed and dedicated in 1996 near the small village of Pai-Ti at the lake western end. This power station is the largest in Tibet. The lake with an area of 621 square kilometers and the unknown depth is fan-shaped, spreading to the South but narrowing up to the North. The mountainous lake has a dozen of islands, the largest of which is about 3,000 square kilometer. The lake freezes up in winter. Like mountains, lakes are considered sacrosanct by the Tibetan people, the principle being that they are the dwelling places of protective deities and therefore invested with special spiritual powers. There are shoals of fish living in Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, which are commercially exploited by local population. From April to October, fish caught from this lake are sold at markets in Lhasa. Besides, the lake’s islands serve as rich pasture land to local herdmen.
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