Chokhorgang monastery near Yamdrok Tso Lake

Chokhorgang monastery near Yamdrok Tso Lake

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Yamdrok Tso Region > Chokhorgang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

54 X 43 mm

Valley towards Yamdrok Tso Lake with snow-capped mountain range in distance. Chokhorgang (chos 'khor sgang) monastery and dzong may be seen in the centre of the image.

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.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes in negative album '4' - Folio 99. 'down towards Yamdrok'.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson Handlist- Album 4. 'Journey starting at Gong-dkar rdzong on Gtsang-po, 29. 18. N 90. 48 E', '[no.] 99. 'Chos Rdzong. (Chos 'khor monastery) c 28. 52 N. 90 27.E.'

Other Information - Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 324, "... on a rocky spur near the south end of the Yar-'brog-mtsho is the 'Brug-pa Bka'-brgyud-pa monastery of Chos-'khor-sgang (1950), an offshoot of the Ra-lung monastery. It seemed gloomy and neglected ... ".

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The date is derived from Richardson’s negative album No.4, the cover of which is marked with ‘Lhobrag 1950’. These images seem mainly to have been developed as part of a batch arising from a trip to Mug, Lhobrag etc in 1950, as well as images taken on other trips during this year (eg: Talung/Reting). The batch development numbers 608-615 on the back of the contact prints run sequentially and the images seem all to have been developed at the same time, and must therefore have been taken in or around this date. In addition, 2001., one of this batch, has also been identified on the back as having been taken in 1950 [MS 22/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chokhorgang monastery near Yamdrok Tso Lake" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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