Lake Draksumtso - Nyingchi Tibet Tour

Draksum Tso – Beautiful Lake of Tibet -Landscape Journey

Draksum Tso (Basongcuo in Chinese:巴松措), also known as the Cuo Gao Lake (错高湖), is located in the eastern part of Gongbu Jiangda County, Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is 13.8 kilometers long from east to west, with an average width of 1.85 kilometers from north to south, an area of 25.5 square kilometers, and a maximum water depth of 60 meters. Draksum Tso is surrounded by high mountains. The lake is located in the “U”shape valley formed by the intersection of Zalarongba Glacier and Zhongtuolauba Glacier. Basong Lake has beautiful scenery and is a well-known scenic spot in Tibet. It currently belongs to the national 5A-level tourist attraction.

Welcome to explore Nyingchi and see far more than Lake Draksumtso!

There is an island Tashi Island on the southwestern shore of the lake, and there is the Ningma School Temple Zongzong Temple on the island. Woodcuts of reproductive worship exist in front of the temple. According to locals, the maximum water depth of Basoncuo is 160 meters. Because it is a holy lake, there is no leaf on the water.

Tibet Draksum Tso Travel Guidelines/Tips for Travelers

  • Tickets price: CNY60 (November 1-April30); CNY120 (May1-Oct.31);
  • A licensed tour guide is a must, otherwise you are not able to enter;
  • A licensed tour vehicle (private car or shared car) is a must;
  • All seasons accessible to this lake;
  • 2 days roundtrip out of Lhasa is necessary;
  • Please take passports, permits.

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