On Augaust 01, on the way back from Langmusi Town to Xiahe County, we made a detour from the national highway No.213 and went to Gahai Lake for a short trip. Gaihai Lake is located 1km west of the main road, the national highway No.213, about 30km away from Langmusi on the way to Luqu and Xiahe.
Gahai Lake is the largest fresh water lake in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, an important wetland in the east of Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau. Gahai Lake is a part of the National Gahai Zecha Natural Reserve. Gahai Lake is under the administration of Luqu County, which is situated 90km north of Langmmsi and 260km south of Lanzhou.
Gahai Lake is surrounded by the mountains with an altitude of 3480. Gahai Lake has rich water resources with water coming from three streams from the nearbye mountains as well as the underground sprinsg. It is a pefect habitat for over 100 migrant birds like swans, black-neck cranes…
The area around Gahai Lake is very fertile with lush grassland, a ideal place for grazing yak herds. In summer, Gahai Lake is a field of wildflowers, a paradise for holiday maker.
Next time, if you go to Langmusi from Lanzhou or Xiahe, do drop here for a few minutes to immerse yourself into the beauty of nature – white clouds, lush grasslands, wildflowers, birds and fresh air!
The entrance to Gahai Lake, RMB20 per person
The Rock Carved with the Chinese characters meaning “Gahai Lake”
East side of the Lake
Middle part of the Lake
West side of the Lake
The distant view of the Lake
Wildflowers of the grassland around Gahai Lake
More wildflowers around the lake
A close look at the flower