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Himalayan Reflection on the lake Tso Drolung, Tibet

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Tso Drolung Lake: by Tibetan standards this is called a small lake, some 5 km long and 3 km wide with an altitude of 4600 m, surrounded with rugged mountains.

 

Kyirong county in South Lato occupies the valleys of the Kyirong Tsangpo River (Trishuli) and its tributaries as well as the adjacent Gungtang-chu headwaters and the basin of lake Pelkhu Tso. To the south stradling the Tibet/Nepal border lie the mighty snow peaks of the Himalayan range: Ganesh Himal 7406 m, Langtang 7232 m and Shishapangma 8012 m. Further north there are trails crossing the high watershed passes into North Lato,and the Yarlung Tsangpo ཡར་ཀླུངས་གཙང་པོ་ (Brahmaputra)valley. The Kyirong gorge and valley form one of Tibet`s most beautiful picturesque alpine regions; and it boasts sites of historic importance, connected with King Songtsen Gampo, Padmasambhava, Milarepa, and Sakya Pandita, among others. The county capital is located at Dzongka,

Area: 8.869 sq km.

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Taken on September 24, 2011