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1 Day Top Highlight Namtso Group Tour to visit holy Lake Namtso

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This highlight day tour covers around 500 km beautiful landscape. And this is a busy day trip, you will be spending around 12 hours inside the car, but it depends on how much time the group will spend for leisure time by the lake and time of taking pictures.

About Namtso Lake
In Nov. 14, 2005, Namtso Lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region was selected as one of the five most beautiful lakes in China by Chinese National Geography magazine. Namtso Lake's touching beauty should not be missed by any traveler who visits Tibet. Its purity and solemnness are symbols of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. In Tibetan, Namtso means 'Heavenly Lake.' It is considered one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Namtso is famous for its high altitude (4720 meters (about 3 miles)), vast area (1961 square kilometers (about 757 square miles) and beautiful scenery. 

Being the second largest saltwater lake in China only after Qinghai Lake, Namtso Lake is the biggest lake throughout Tibet. Meanwhile, it is the highest altitude saltwater lake in the world. The water here is a storybook crystal-clear blue. Clear skies join the surface of the lake in the distance, creating an integrated, scenic vista. Soul of every visitor who has ever been here seems to be cleansed by the pure lake water.

Please be noted that, this is a long distance day trip, focusing on landscape view along the way, during the summer months between June and August, Tibetan tour guide and driver can take you to take a quick visit to Tibetan Nomad family. It is a long driving trip covering about 500 km. However you do see lots of landscape such as river, grassland, lake, mountain passes, nomad people's life (in summer months), animals, etc.


  • Local Tibetan Tour Guide (English-speaking)
  • Safe tour driver 
  • Transportation by comfortable van or minibus from 8 to 23 seats (according to final group size)
  • Food and drinks
  • All admission fee RMB 120 per person (May 1 to Oct.15), or RMB 60 (April 5-April 30) not included
  • China visa
  • All Tibet Travel Permits-Must needed
  • Fee for Tibet Group Visa, if required (see Additional Info)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bookings will be instantly confirmed if place 2 days prior to tour departure date.
  • Traveler's room number (if you have), hotel name, address and contact phone number in Lhasa, is to be provided for tour pick up and drop off.
  • This is a group tour with around 10-20 travelers by shared tour vehicle.
  • A minimum of 2 person per booking is required. If one person wants to join, please contact the local supplier.
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking, however group size will be no more than 20 pax (by tour coach)
  • Each foreign traveler should book the Tibet travel permits at least 15-20 days in advance, please contact the supplier for more details.
  • All foreign travelers entering Tibet from Nepal need Additional Tibet Group visa (TGV)-and local agency can help arrange this, but be sure to have 3 working days in Kathmandu to wait for the TGV.
  • All China visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler if he or she enters Tibet from China-Please do not mention "Tibet" when applying.
  • Even though it is a long and highlight day trip, rest breaks are available at any time throughout the tour per convenience on the way-please inform your Tibetan tour guide.

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