A lake is a body of relatively still water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land apart from a river, stream, or other form of moving water that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes are inland and not part of the ocean and therefore are distinct from lagoons,........

    is located in Western Tibet, at an altitude of (4572Meters) above sea level. It is the holiest lake for both Hindus and Buddhists, conceived from the mind of God. It is the mentral creation of Samvara or Demchok in Tibetan, a wrathful meditational deity who is the Buddhist Tantric aspect of great compassion. For Tibetan Bon followers, whose custom it is to circumambulate anti-clockwise, it is the mental creation of Lord Tonpa Shenrab. For Hindus, it is the mental creation of Shiva, the destroyer of evil. Jains also hold lake Mansarovar sacred.

    at (4,700Meters) is one of the biggest lakes in Tibet and is 70Km long and 30Km wide. The landscape is dominated by the snow peak of Nyenchen Thangla to the south west of the lake. Tashi Do hermitage stands on a promontory with more than 50 small caves including some small chapels. Pilgrims do a half hour walk (kora) around Tashi Do hermitage.