For more maps and details about the Yading scenic area, see Yading main post.
How to get there: The sightseeing bus from Yading ticket office stops at Chonggusi 冲古寺 after a little more than one hour, and the hike up to Zhuomala Lake starts there.
Time needed: half a day. We arrived in Shangri-La (Riwa) Village by bus from Daocheng before lunch, checked in at our hotel in the village and had an early lunch, and visited Zhumala Lake in the afternoon. We had no problems to catch the last bus back down to Riwa (Shangri-La) Village.