Changu Lake

Changu Lake

2001.35.7.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 1st 1936


Sikkim > Changu Lake

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Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Changu lake en route to Lhasa in August 1936. Members of the British Mission party of 1936 travelling with Sir Basil Gould stayed briefly at the bungalow above the lake, where they had breakfast, and then proceeded to Champithang

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - '2-007; 2; Karo-la?' [KC 24/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Changu Lake'. [MS 28/07/2006]

Other Information - Description: Entry in Mission Diary for August 1st 1936: "We made an early start at 5-30 am in the hope, which was fulfilled, of crossing the Nathu La before the usual rain started. Actually it remained dry the whole of the march. We reached the picturesque lake of Changu after 3 hours march and breakfasted in the bungalow there. This lake at a height of some 12,500 feet was stocked with trout some years ago by Colonel F M Bailey but although many were reported to have grown to a large size, they do not appear to have bred at all, and now since a year or two none have been seen and it is to be feared that they have died out" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part I p. 2, written by Neame] [MS 08/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Changu Lake" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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