It lies at Nangartse County, located about 100 kilometers to the southwest of Lhasa. Dzaaling Yamdrok tso is normally first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la (4794m high). The lake lies several hundred metres below the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise.

Yamdrok tso is a coiling, many armed body of water shaped like a scorion. back on itself on the western side, effectively creating a large island within its reaches. For Tibetans, it is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet, home to wrathful deities, and devout Tibetan pilgrims circumambulate the lake, a walk of around seven days.

The views of Yamdrok tso from Samding monastery are another highlight.

Yamdrok Lake in Autumn Season

Yamdrok tso becomes very charming in Autumn with the snow capped mountain ranges arround, with the local Tibetan houses at the lake side.

One day trip to Yamdrok lake and visit the local family at the lake side becomes a very popular tour for tourits. 

Snow-capped mountains surrounding the Yamdrok Lake