Sunrise at Manasarovar lake

Manasarovar or Mapham Yumtso in Tibetan (tib.: མ་ཕམ་གཡུ་མཚོ) is the highest fresh water lake in the world. It lies at 4590 metres above sea level. It is a holy lake for Buddhists and Hindus. Chiu monastery is located on a hill nearby the lake shore. If the weather is good, Mt. Kailash is visible from there. I spent one night in a small guest house nearby the lake shore. It’s very peaceful place for resting and meditating. There is also natural hot spring in 15 minutes walk. Slight salty hot spring water bath is a great relieve after long trip in remote Tibetan areas.

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