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Lake Namtso

Nakchu Region, Damxung County, China
+86 136 2899 9610
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This holy body of water, located 15,475 feet above sea level and covering more than 730 square miles, is the highest saltwater lake in the world.
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Nakchu Region, Damxung County, China
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"lhasa city"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 8 hours from Shigatse and 5 hours from Lhasa- the lake is beautiful- large- lovely sunrise and subsets along backdrop of the lake with some yaks and horses in the foreground: very picturesque- a long drive with multiple stops (some lengthy) for construction along...More

Thank BostonBostonGirl
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

It’s very beautiful view on early May. Still shore of the Lake is cover with your ice and snow. Yaks are look stunning with mirror on Lake

Thank Phurbu T
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

the one day Lhasa-Namtso explore tour via the Yangpachen begin from Lhasa city drive along with the 109national highway after 4hrs reach at the Tashidao island of the Namtso lake on the cross the North Tibet grass land and the Nyanchen Tangla pass and the...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Namtso, the Chinese meaning of Lake Tianhu, is located in the northern foot of the Tanggula Mountains, At 4718 metres above sea level, 78 kilometres long and 50 kilometres wide, the total area of 1920 square metres, it is the highest saltwater lake in the...More

Thank KodoDrummer
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Snowcapped mountains; open pastures dotted with herds of yaks, cows, and sheep; and nomadic tents surround the crystal clear waters of Namtso. Unfortunately, I totally underestimated the weather there. It wasn't just cold, it was absolutely freezing. We hit -1 C even though it was...More

Thank Lynette Y
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is the holiest lake to Tibetans as they believe that there are a few deities living in the mountain ranges just on the horizon of the lake. To say that the lake is huge is an understatement. To get a grip of the vastness...More

Thank rvn85
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Namtso is a sacred lake at 15,551 feet which makes it difficult to breath when doing anything but sitting around! It is worth seeing if you have plenty of time for the 5 hour drive each way from Lhasa. It is ringed on one side...More

Thank Patty6-13
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Definitely enjoyed the trip out here to Namtso. Beautiful place, great for thinking & reconnecting with nature. Namtso is a really peaceful place, great scenery...not enough good things to say about it. Add this to your trip to Tibet!

Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

It really ddin't show what it is praised by people. I traveled there in a cloudy day and the lake didn't seem very appealing. I think maybe in a good day, it will look stunning. There are plenty of restaurants by the lake which is...More

Thank AlexTung
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Namtso is one of 3 holy lakes in Tibet. It is a culturally important destination, the scenery is incredible, and there are good hikes in the area. However, I stayed in what Lonely Planet called the finest guesthouse, which only had rooms with 5 beds...More

Thank TravisTripper
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