Holy lake Yilung Latsho - Xining, Tibet

Holy lake Yilung Latsho

Thanks Gary McCue for this favorite place.

A hard choice, as there as so many lakes in Tibet! But a real gem is Yilung Latsho, a holy lake in the Kham region of East Tibet. Surrounded by forests with the glaciated summits of the Trola Range rising straight up from the lake, you’d think you were in Switzerland except for the herds of yak grazing in the meadows beside the lake. It’s a long 3 day journey by vehicle to reach Yilung Latsho from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province in western China, and just over the Trola Range from the lake is the fascinating town of Dege, where the Parkhang is located, the famous 500-year old library of Tibetan religious texts carved onto wooden tablets.


This favorite place is closest to Xining. The following responsible travel operators can help you organise an itinerary for you:

Comments are closed.

More favorite places

Walking around Barkhor Square
Lhasa ancient pilgrimage circuit
Beautiful cave murals in West Tibet
The Drigung Valley
Chomolangma (Mt. Everest) National Park
Nomad Adventure Tour on Gangya and Sogdzong (Henan) Grasslands
Tibetan Medicinal Herb Journey
Riding across the Tibetan Plateau
Ghar Monastery, Kham Nangchen, Yushu Prefecture
Just driving through Tibet
Revel in the tranquility of Dorphu valley
Ghar Monastery, Kham Nangchen, Yushu Prefecture
Yaks and butter tea trek
Kora of Ganden Monastery
Sho’La, The pass of Two Faces
Village life
Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland
Favorite Flower Tour
Cooking, cycling, trekking and meditation in Central Tibet
Wildlife adventure in East Tibet
The road Eastwards
Village tour with meditation course
Holy lake Yilung Latsho
Lakes and Mountains
The holy mountain Khawa Karpo
Canyons of Guge Kingdom
Three sacred mountains
Favorite bird watching tour
Genyen Mountain Trek
Beautiful Yunnan Meili
Home visits
Best of Everest Basecamp
Kailash Kora
Rawuk Tso alpine lake
Mt. Nyenpo Yurtse Trek
The grasslands of Amdo
Overland Lhasa to Kathmandu via Kyriong
Pabongkha Temple
Phenpo, an incredible valley
Classic Amdo, A cultural adventure through Eastern Tibet
Mount Kailash
Famous printing press
Horse races and nomads
Nangchen the ancient kingdom
Zhiduo the home land of wild animals, and the source of the Yellow and Yangzi rive
Meru Nyingma temple
Sacred Mountain Amnye Machen
Trola Range
Jokhang in Lhasa
Nyenqentanglha Mountains, The Silent Guardian

related listings

Tibet Roof of the World

Tibet Roof of the World is a Tibetan owned company, set up by Tashi and Migmar in 2008. They are...


Tibet Shambhala Adventure

Tibet Shambhala Adventure was founded in 2000 and is a Tibetan owned adventure travel company based...


Kham Voyage

Kham Voyage is a Tibetan owned travel agency based in Chengdu, that focusses on the promotion of...