Yamdro Lake from Kamba La

Yamdro Lake from Kamba La

1998.285.48 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

October 23rd 1921?


Yamdrok Tso Region > Kamba La >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

View of Yamdrok lake from Kamba La, looking towards Pede and the south west

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference



Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] III. [Subject of Chapter] Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Climate, Rainfall and Trade Routes. [Subject of illustration] H 46 (w) Yamdro Tso from the Khamba La, looking towards Pede and the south-west. [Remarks] L.14 (Y in L) [lantern slide 14]"

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The Religion of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.188:" 'The Lake of the Upper Pastures'."

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Bell travelled on this route in 1920-21 on his way to and from Lhasa but this image may have been taken on 23rd October 1921 as he seems to have taken a considerable number of images on his return journey [MS 21/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yamdro Lake from Kamba La" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.48.html>.

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