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Namtso Lake National Park

Namtso Lake, Damxung County, China
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Pretty lake but not worth the drive

We enjoyed the lake and our walk around the mountain, but did not feel it was worth the long drive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lindsay G
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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
No words could describe about this wonderful holy lake!!

An extremely big big lake like a sea located in the highland. This water is crystal clear and is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
K O
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“largest lake” (2 reviews)
“base camp” (2 reviews)
“breath” (2 reviews)
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Namtso Lake, Damxung County, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the lake and our walk around the mountain, but did not feel it was worth the long drive from Shigatse (9 hours over bumpy and muddy roads) and then 4 hours back to Lhassa to see it. We stayed one night. If the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An extremely big big lake like a sea located in the highland. This water is crystal clear and is considered one of the holy lake by Tibetian! The landscape is really beautiful and good place to watch sunrise and sunset!

Thank K O
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

It was worth the long drive and the very basic accommodation. Take a walk on the lake shore and hike around the Tashi Dok. Make sure you rise early and watch the sunrise. It is a natural beauty and a very special place.

1  Thank Miriam B
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Last year, a group of five of us went to Tibet for 18 days, covering a great number of attractions in Tibet. We visited Xining, Qinghai Lake, Potala Palace, Ningtri (LinZhi), Lake Namtso, Lake Yamdruk as well as the Mt Everest Base Camp. It was...More

2  Thank olevia_explorer
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful, mildly salty & sacred lake about a 5 hour drive from Lhasa depending on traffic. It is the largest lake in Tibet approximately 70km by 30 km at an altitude of 15,551 feet. The road there climbs thru a canyon to...More

2  Thank Patty6-13
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

往納木錯的途中 七月的油菜花田就讓我這久居都市的人興奮不已 淡淡花香,心曠神怡 接近納木錯居高臨下睥睨綠水青山 不禁發出讚嘆 溫度較低正好是七月份適合避暑之處 第一次見證課本中所謂的藏北草原 讀萬卷書,行萬里路 所言不假 Namtso is worth a visit, especially in summer. It is a good place to avoid humidity and the heat wave. The sky is clear, the Tibetan Plateau stretches, and the lake is jewelry blue that is...More

1  Thank DreamHigh888
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was one of our last stops on our tour through Tibet inspired by Michael Palin , we had stayed overnight in Shigatse after visiting Everest Base Camp overnight and we then drove over land which was an incredible experience in itself stopping to take...More

1  Thank toad69
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

This area is interesting. There is a mix of tourists, locals, and pilgrims who come to walk around the island. The water is clean and the mountains are amazing when covered in snow. Great for photos. There is also a monastery built into the mountain...More

1  Thank Denell1006
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Reviewed 3 October 2015

Namtso Lake is a spectacular sight, ringed by snow capped peaks and endless grasslands occupied by the nomadic yak herders. It is at very high altitude and there is a limited amount of easy walking but the traditional Tibetan culture and wonderful setting make this...More

1  Thank Hazzz M
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Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Never seen anywhere on Earth like this. Thick white clouds literally hanging over your heads,blue sky and green lake. Occasionally,a Tibetan yak grazes by. And the strong breeze carasses your face. At 4700m, the beauty of Namtso lake will take your breathe away,and quite literally....More

Thank 12gotravel
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