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Lake Namtso

Nakchu Region, Damxung County, China
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2-Day Small-Group Lake Namtso Experience from Lhasa
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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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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

It's really a worth visiting place in Tibet. The view is stunning. When I was watching the stars, they seem to watch me back. I must say, an inner peace. I forgot the bad memories temporarily and just felt be held by the gentle nature....More

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Definitely enjoyed the trip out here to Namtso. Beautiful place, great for thinking & reconnecting with nature. Namtso is a really peaceful place, great scenery...not enough good things to say about it. Add this to your trip to Tibet!

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 5 January 2017

It really ddin't show what it is praised by people. I traveled there in a cloudy day and the lake didn't seem very appealing. I think maybe in a good day, it will look stunning. There are plenty of restaurants by the lake which is...More

Thank AlexTung
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Namtso is one of 3 holy lakes in Tibet. It is a culturally important destination, the scenery is incredible, and there are good hikes in the area. However, I stayed in what Lonely Planet called the finest guesthouse, which only had rooms with 5 beds...More

Thank TravisTripper
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It was definitely a beautiful sight - the sunset and wonder of seeing a lake so high up was humbling. We came here upon recommendation from some of our friends who said we could see the stars the best at night, but it was cloudy...More

Thank Celesta8
Reviewed 29 October 2016

what a terrific place in the middle of nowhere, one of many holy lakes in tibet. I suggest to spend a night here and enjoy the feeling of beeing small!

Thank resnati
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was an amazing experience: the landscapes on the way, the pass and views from the pass, the lake and the surrounding landscapes. The sunset views from the cliffs are nice and so was the morning khora. Not recommended doing Lake Namtso without proper acclimatisation...More

Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 22 July 2016

if you can avoid staying here please do so as the accommodations are horrible. It is like all the smokers in the world descend on this tent and gas you to death literally!!!! The accommodations near this lake is very dirty and s*** all over...More

Reviewed 17 May 2016

this is one of the most memorable place during my 3 month trek across tibet 20 years ago. i still look at slides from those days with much fondness. it should be on your bucket list.

Thank sf_solo_traveler
Reviewed 10 May 2016

It was really cloudy and cold when we visited, there was even snowfall overnight. And this was in May! Accommodation is very basic, food not too great. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this as a destination. It's too far a drive, without too much else around.

Thank Bootsicle
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