Pemaling Tso lake in Lhodrag region

Pemaling Tso lake in Lhodrag region

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhodrag Region > Pemaling Tso

Accession number


Image Dimensions

54 X 43 mm

Pema Ling tso (Padma gling mtsho) lake at base of mountain in the Lhodrag region near the Bhutan border.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Richardson's 1950 Lhodrag tour

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - '4 LHOBRAG 1950' 'Gongkar. Dzaring La. Lha khang Dzong. Sras. Pemaling Tso. Ku la kangri.' written in white in Richardson's hand.

In Negative - Notes on negative sleeve - 'Padma ling tso'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist: Padma gling lake c 28.16 N. 90.38-40 E.

Other Information - The lake is also known as Drubtso Pemaling (sgrub mtsho pad ma gling). The lake nestle below the Kula Gangri. The lake and mountain is said to be consecrated by Padmasambhava as one of the main site of meditation in Tibet. Pemaling lake is one of the largest glacial lake in Tibet covering some 7,554 m. [TS 18/6/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pemaling Tso lake in Lhodrag region" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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