Namtso Lake Tours
Namtso Lake is also known as "heavenly lake" and it is the 2nd largest salt water lake in Tibet with Qinghai Lake taking the number one spot. Namtso lake, however, is the largest lake in all of Tibeta. At an altitude of 4,718m, it is the highest saltwater lake in the world. The water is cold with a bluish green tint.
The trek around Namtso Lake is considered the highlight of the visit. To do this you may want to stay overnight at a camping tent (prices vary)
Park Entrance Fee: 120 Yuan (May to October), 60 Yuan (November to April)
Namtso Lake Legend
Namtso Lake and Nyantsentanglha are a pair of beloved couple, living together and deeply attached to each other. Namtso is dependent on Nyantsentanglha, as the melting of snow on the mountain is the source of Namtso. According to the tradition, if you circle Namtso Lake on foot, you will get great happiness and comfort.
Get to Lake Namtso
Namtso Lake is located 200km's northwest of Lhasa. There are no direct buses that will take you there so the ideal way to visit the lake is via an organized tour or hiring a taxi. You can also cycle to Namtso lake.
Best Time to Visit
The ideal time to visit Namtso Lake is from May to October; during the May and June of the Tibetan Calendar, thousands of Circumambulators (all are Tibetan Buddhism adherents) pilgrimage around the lake.
Recommended Tibet Tour including Namtso Lake
We offer you various Tibet tours including trip to Lake Namtso. Train tickets to Lhasa, Tibet are included, you can also tailor your own Tibet tour with us