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Peiku Tso, North Western Himalayas, Tibet [5,000 m/16,405 ft]

Peiku Tso is a beautiful alpine lake located near Shishapangma (8,013m/26,289ft), the 14th highest mountain in the world, just north of the Lalung La mountain pass. This remote lake sees very few tourists, and is a bright turquoise color all year round. The drive to the lake alone is worth it with excellent views of Himalaya Mountains.

The road doesn't quite lead all the way to the lake, a hike for an hour or so will get you there, and the hike is worth it. A hike to the far side of the lake makes for an amazing picture of the lake with Shishapangma in the background, something that is not to be missed.
Canon PowerShot G9, f/8 @ 44.4 mm, 1/320, ISO 298, No Flash