Namtso Lake Tour
In Tibetan language, Namtso means “Heavenly Lake”.
- Duration 7 Days
- Difficulty Level Low
- Includes Equipment, Drinks, Accommodations, Food
Namtso Lake, bordering between Lhasa and Nagchu, is the largest salty lake in Tibet and the second largest lake in China – only after Qinghai Lake. Reaching to 70km from east to west and 30km from south to north, the whole lake covers an area of 1,920 square kilometers. With an altitude of 4,718 meters, it is the highest large-scale lake above sea level in the world. In Tibetan language, Namtso means “Heavenly Lake”. As one of the three holy lakes along with Yamdrok Lake and Manasarovar Lake, it has attracted numerous tourists and pilgrims with its natural beauty and Buddhist holiness.
Lying in the boundary between Lhasa and Nagchu, Namtso is about 240km to Lhasa and 220km to Nagchu. Despite that no airport, railway station or public bus station is available in the Namtso or nearby, Namtso Lake is no longer hard to be reached.
Lhasa to Namtso: At present, driving to Namtso Lake from Lhasa is the most recommend transportation. Along with G109 National Expressway (Qinghai Tibet Road), you can drive to Damxung County within 4 hours. There are available restaurants where you can have lunch. Then drive to Namtso Lake by the winding road in about 2 hours. The journey on the way takes 5~6 hours from Lhasa to Namtso.
Nagchu to Namtso: A few tourists prefer to get to Namtso from Nagchu, after their train journey from other cities to Nagchu. All the trains to Lhasa take a stop at Nagchu Railway Station, and it needs about 5 hours to drive from Nagchu to Namtso.
Insurance & emergency rescue charge, cancel or shorten down the tour due to unavoidable circumstances-weather, altitude sickness, or any political unrest refund will not be made.