Langak

Langak

 

or Rakas, a lake in the southwest of the Tibetan upland, in China. The lake is situated at an altitude of 4,541 m, in a mountain valley between the Great Himalaya and Kailas ranges; it is 28 km long and up to 14 km wide, with an area of 360 sq km. During high-water periods the waters of Lake Lan-gak and of Lake Manasarowar, which is at a higher elevation, flow into the Sutlej River (Indus Basin).

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The lakes Mapham and Langak narrow without shortening the valley of Kangri.
White River) from the Indian Himalaya on the S., the Ser-Chu (Gold River) or other streams from the mountains of Kangri on the N., and the effluence from the lakes Mapham and Langak on the E.; the two first being permanent, and the last partial or intermittent; and besides these, there is the dormant drainage of the Horba basin, which stagnates in the Lake of Konkyu on the extreme S.E.
The north-western half of the same basin comprises the greater part of Kangri, and contains the Tso Mapham, or Indian Manasarowar, and the Tso Langak (or Oma Tso, i.