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Karola Glacier

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Junction of Ngarzhag County and Gyantse County, Nagarze County 851100, China
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

This was the highest point of my travel from Lhasa to Gyantse at over 16,00 ft. The glacier background was stunning, although too far away to get to as we were just having a short stop. The views the other way over the Yamdok lake...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Worth for taking pictures with snowy mountain as background. There were also a small altar (or stupa?) where some Tibetan Buddhist can pray.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Our group of 14 from Sri Lanka travelled in a private coach from Lhasa to Shigatse on 7th June 2018. Unfortunately it was a cloudy chilly day with intermittent rain. Along the way we climbed up to Kambala Pass (4800 metres) and followed the scenic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank seevalid
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Karola Glacier is quite a nice stop, though be prepared for hoards of locals asking you to purchase things from them, or asking to pose for a picture with you, for a price. They are quite persistent, and will follow you, even as you walk...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We stopped to view the Karola Glacier on our way to Everest Base Camp. It is just magnificent. Sadness came with the knowledge that is is slowly disappearing.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 29 July 2017

So beautiful breathtaking scene although the journey is very tough. Sure recommend to every traveler who gonna visit to Tibet. There are 4,5 local woman keep asking for photo model together with charges. Bargain first before taking photo to avoid argument. We can't stand the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Wonderful landscape. One of the most impressive landscapes in Tibet. The view is fantastic and unique.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Σοφια Κ
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Ascending again to the stunning Karo La Glacier after toilet on the way to Shigatse. Here, you can get an upclose view of Mt. Nojin Kangtsang and the glaciers coming off of it

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank belmfgo4
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped at the glacier during our drive back to Lhasa from Everest Base Camp. The glacier is undeniably beautiful, and very close to the road. However, the memory I'll keep of the place was that it was impossible to leave our vehicle without dozens of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank justinac-london
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The Karola Glacier will be one of your stops as you travel from Lhasa to Gyantse. The starkness of the mountain peaks far above the tree line contrasted with with the white snow of the glacier is quite striking. At the view point the glacier...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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