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Some construction being done along the way. Long drive from Shigatse or Lhasa. The views and... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
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Beautiful lake in high elevation

This is a beautiful, mildly salty & sacred lake about a 5 hour drive from Lhasa depending on... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The poor condition was firstly for the road going to the lake. As far as I know government was currently constructing a new road to the lake. So meanwhile they're building it, the tourist must take another--unpaved--road which was no asphalt, very bumpy, turning and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

If you are not from a third world country, be sure to avoid this excursion. Firstly, anywhere else in the world, the road would be closed. The path up to the lake took us 6.5 hours; we had to navigate all of the construction trucks...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

If you visit Tibet , Namtso lake should be nice with good weather . Unfortunately when we went there we had big snow , and can’t see nothing.. anyway I think to travel time from Lhassa , is too long for the visit the road...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jean-Pascal D
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Some construction being done along the way. Long drive from Shigatse or Lhasa. The views and scenery are spectacular. Waterfalls. Snow capped mountains, charging rivers, yaks and cows. And of course Lake Namtso.. limited quality accomodations in the park- essentially all the small one storey...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank K O
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Miriam B
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

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank olevia_explorer
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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Patty6-13
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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