Pumoyungcuo (lakes in the Shannan area of Tibet), also called Puma Yumco, is one of the best alpine lakes in China.
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Pumoyongcuo or Puma Yumco Lake is located 58.4 kilometers southeast of Langkazi County in the Shannan area. It embraces Yanghu Lake. Pumo means “young girl” in Tibetan, so it is also called “Girl Lake”. It is 5010 meters above sea level and covers an area of 295 square meters. Kilometers, the lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains Kulagangri Mountain, tourists flock to Pumoyuncuo every year.
Introduction Of Pumoyungcuo
Pumoyongcuo is located 58.4 kilometers southeast of Langkazi County in the Shannan area. It embraces Yanghu Lake. Pumo means “girl” in Tibetan, so it is also called “Girl Lake”. It is 5010 meters above sea level and covers an area of 295 square meters. Kilometers, the lake is surrounded by snow-capped mountains Kulagangri Mountain, tourists flock to Pumoyuncuo every year.
When I looking at Pumoyongcuo, the first impression is that it is clear and quiet. Pumoyongcuo surrounded by snow-capped mountains will definitely make your eyes shine, and Kula Gangri, one of the four holy mountains in Tibet . Since it has not yet been opened as a tourist attraction, there are very few tourists, and without the hustle and bustle of other attractions, you can let yourself go and watch the lake in a daze, and sit on the pebbles and slowly pick your favorite stones and shell fossils.
Pumoyongcuo, that is a piece of land that is being developed. When driving on the brand new asphalt road, she quietly appears in front of your eyes, as if falling from the sky and making your eyes bright. Different from the magnificence of Namtso and the beauty of Yanghu Lake, Pumoyongcuo is beautiful in tranquility, primitiveness and innocence. The blue sky, the flowing white clouds, and the snow-capped mountains that are faintly visible in the distance, sitting by the lake will give you an urge to leave. At this moment, the head has stopped thinking, and the heartbeat has gradually calmed down. Thinking and fast heartbeat seem redundant, just sitting quietly like this is enough. Going forward for 12 kilometers, there is a village called Tui Village . The small village is right by the lake. There are only a few dozen families in the village, and very few can speak Mandarin. There is a temple in the village, Tui Temple, which has a history of 500 years. It was built on a cliff beside Pumoyongcuo Lake. Environment, there is a saying that “most immortals live in fairyland in the mountains”, and Tui Temple is a treasured place for hermit practice.
Due to the high altitude, the early morning in Pumoyuncuo is very cold in any season, especially in winter. When I got out of the tent, I found that there was a layer of fog on the car window. At this time, the morning glow had already stained the top of the snowy mountain red. I hurriedly took out my camera to record the changes in the sky. The light is getting brighter and brighter, the sun is hidden behind the clouds, and the blue sky is like a huge display board, showing the gradual stages of how rich the red is against the background of the lake and snow-capped mountains. The scene in front of me is dreamy and beautiful, with various colors harmoniously matched. Pumoyongcuo, a quiet girl, is dressed more beautifully. The gorgeous morning glow is like the plateau red on her face, and the snow on the top of the mountain is like a white scarf. She is so quiet. Quietly being in such an environment made it even more unbearable to disturb her tranquility.
How to play In Pumoyongcuo? What to See?
The recommended time to visit Pumoyongcuo is about 1 day. What you can’t miss is the blue ice in winter, the wonders of herdsmen driving sheep, temples on cliffs, roads along the lake, and Tuiwa Village.
- After Pumoyungcuo freezes in winter, walking on the ice gives you the illusion of stepping on Lake Baikal, so it is also called “China’s Lake Baikal”. In addition to the beautiful scenery of the white fairyland, there are also the “boom” and “boom” sounds and beautiful scenery of the ice breaking.
- There is a road along the lake in Pumoyongcuo. You can take good-looking scenery along the road. The road is 100-200 meters away from the lake.
- Continue driving along the lakeside road in Pumoyongcuo for less than 20 minutes, and you will meet the highest village in the world, “Tuiwa Village”. The “Tuiwa Temple” built on the edge of the cliff is the only temple here. This is also a beautiful place to appreciate Pumoyongcuo.
- The spectacle of Pumoyong wrongly driving sheep was recorded by “The Third Pole”. After the winter is frozen, the nearby villagers will drive the sheep to graze on the island in the middle of the lake through the frozen lake.
Which month is best for visiting Pumoyongcuo?
You can travel to Pumoyongcuo all year round, but the most beautiful season is from November to March in winter, when the lake starts to freeze and a stunning blue ice landscape will appear.
Transportation in Pumoyongcuo
There is no public transportation to Pumoyongcuo, friends who go to play can choose to carpool/join a group/charter a car/drive by themselves. Starting from Lhasa, the drive to here is about 4.5 hours, 230km, passing Yanghu Lake along the way.
Because Pumoyuncuo is located at a high elevation, you must be adequately prepared to avoid altitude sickness. You can consult with your doctor first. In subsequent blogs, we will discuss some simple medical and health tips for visiting the high sea level region.