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.