Zhuoma LangTso Lake in Lhorong County, Chamdo
Chinese Name: 卓玛郎措湖
English Name: Zhuoma LangTso Lake in Lhorong County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Lhorong County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Zhuoma LangTso Lake
In Tibetan language Zhuoma LangTso（卓玛郎措湖）is also called as Dumu Sacred Goddess Lake（度姆女神湖）, which is more than 20 kilometers away from Lhorong County（洛隆县）, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region. It is one of the larger freshwater lakes in Chamdo Prefecture, known as “blue lake”. There are 21 lakes around Zhuoma LangTso Lake. The surrounding scenery of the lake is extremely beautiful with the lush water grass, amazing natural pasture, making it a unbelievable charming tourist attraction.
Located in the Bangda Grassland, the Chamdo Bangda Airport is the world’s highest airport and has the longest runway. It is 136 kilometers (84.5 miles) from Chamdo County. As the first lateral airport in Tibet, Chamdo Bangda Airport started to be built in 1993 and finished in October, 1994. At present, it has air routes to/from domestic cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa, Tianjin, Xian, and Xining; meanwhile, flights to/from Nepal are also operated at this airport.
Passengers can take airport shuttle bus to Lhorong County from the airport.
The airport inquiry number is +86 0895-4821004.
The Prefecture is over 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) from Chengdu and over 1,100 kilometers (684 miles) from Lhasa. Every week at least three buses travel between Qamdo and the two cities. Apart from regular buses, the tourist bureau sometimes sends special buses to Lhasa for visitors. They do not drive at night, so the whole journey may take five or six days. For individual tourists, hiring passing cars, mostly freight cars, is the best choice. These cars usually pick up passengers at the bus station in Lhorong County, and visitors can negotiate the details with the drivers.
Attraction Travel Tips
- Traveling Hours: one day
- Traveling Seasons: June to October.
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
- As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
- Owing to the long distance and circuitous route, it is better to head for the attraction in the early morning.
- Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.