Finally a new hotel opened by the Yamdrok Lake. It’s great news for everyone who wishes to spend more time by the gorgeous lake. Whether you want to relax, take photos of incredible sunset and sunrise, or to go on a short hike, now you can spend more time by Yamdrok lake.
This small hotel is located right by the lake shore.
There are only 9 rooms in hotel. One of the rooms is single, all other are double rooms.
Rooms have a lake view. Some rooms have a terrace, where you can enjoy the view, relax and have a tea.
Each room offers comfortable bedding, Wi-Fi in each room, tea kettle.and plenty of storage space.
Double occupancy rooms also include sitting area, where you can work, sort your photos or have a snack.
There is a private bathroom with shower in each room. It includes toiletries and fresh towels. Hot water is available 24/7.
WHERE TO EAT
Buffet breakfast is included with your stay. There is a large Tibetan Restaurant on site. There are seats by the window with Yamdrok Lake view. There is also a small cafe with comfortable chairs where you can have a coffee or a snack.
Don’t miss outdoor terrace with an impressive sight of the Yamdrok lake.
WHAT DO DO ON THE YAMDROK LAKE
Capture photos of the lake
Yamdrok lake is a magnificent natural lake. It is a holy lake in Tibet. That’s why Tibetans never swim or fish in the lake. You can see the lake’s pristine and untouched beauty. Mineral sediment of the lake give it deep bright turquoise color. High mountains surround the lake. The peaks are covered in snow from late fall till spring. All that makes Yamdrok lake a great place for photographers. As the lake is far from city and lights, on clear nights you can take photos of the starry sky.
Meet Tibet’s famous animals
You can see nomads with Tibetan Mastiff dogs and white yaks by the lake. You can come close to these famous animals and take a photo with them.
Go on a short hike
There are some short paths available near the lake. You can spend a day outdoors walking by the lake and enjoying its beauty.
Watch migrating birds in winter
Many birds migrate from Western Tibet to the area around Lhasa and Yamdrok lake to spend all winter. You can see black headed cranes and golden ducks near the lake.
Take a break and relax
Sometimes you just want to take a break for one day, rest, listen to bird’s singing and listen to the quiet sound of waves breaking on the shore.
MORE PLACES TO VISIT NEARBY
GYANTSE: PELKOR CHOEDE MONASTERY AND KUMBUM STUPA
After visiting Yamdrok lake, you can continue driving on the mountain road through glaciers and another lake view to reach Gyantse. Nowadays a small town it was once the third most important city in Tibet. Gyantse highlights are Pelkor Choede Monastery, Kumbum Stupa and Gyantse Dzong
TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY
The road continues from Gyantse to Shigatse. Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet. You can visit Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the seat of Panchen Lama. The complex is very well preserved.