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Lake Namtso

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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
+86 136 2899 9610
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Amazing Namtso Lake! This jewel is hidden behind a high mountain pass. You will see a divine combination of white and blue colors. Soft snow-covered hills, natural caves in which built a small monostyr. In the water of the lake you can see the reflection...More

6  Thank Indumati M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 October 2013

It takes a while to get to the lake from Lhasa, but the landscape is very pretty in some areas. There is a lot of trash by the road unfortunately. Once you get there you will be welcomed by a tin city with no charm...More

1  Thank Starviagera
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake is beautiful and calm. We were there in September and it was very cold especially at night. The guesthouse that we stayed in did not have any heater or electric blanket. I have to put on layers and still freezing cold. And there...More

Thank VeronAng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NAMTSO NATIONAL PARK ---- It is part of my Lhasa trip arranged by Tibet Vista, and I’d received my itinerary from Miss Cindy, since our journey was planned. Therefore, I can imagine what it’ll look like before reaching there. However, as you understand, seeing with...More

Thank kz20162016
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We spend 15 years travelling all over China. In lake Namtso we reach the lowest level of hotel you can ever imagine : all the camp is a Slum , made with barracks, no hygien, few public toilets , ( no toilets in the guest...More

Thank Jean-Pascal D
Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Namtso lake know as its name the heaven lake ,the total cover around 1000more sqaure metters,really see it beautiful ,for us offer a passionate trip .

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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

The way to the Holy Lake NamTso is quit more Then expected. You have to pass a Pass over 5.190m with an amazing View over the Mountains and the lake. If You feel fine with the altitude and took some Pictures it will Take about...More

Thank purzel_le
Reviewed 10 August 2018 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
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
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

Thank tibetanstravel
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
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

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