Located in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China at the base of the holy Mount Kailash, Lake Mansarovar, called Mapam Yumco in Tibet, is among the highest freshwater lake on the planet. Regarded as the most sacred lake in Asia, the lake is worshipped by three main sects namely, Hindus, Buddhists, Tibetan Bonpas, and Jains for its legendary stories. Being almost round in shape and as deep as 90 m, the lake is connected with its neighboring lake via a natural Ganga Chhu Channel. The lake’s beauty is seen in its twin color waters – from a clear blue on the shores to a deep emerald green in the center, which is more captivating if seen in moonlight.
The Mansarovar Lake is the origin of the eastern and large tributary of the River Indus named River Sutlej. Further, close to the lake are also the mouths of the river Brahmaputra, [...]