Namtso Lake

Namsto Lake is known as “heavenly lake” & is the one of the highest and spectacularly beautiful lakes in Tibet. Namsto Lake is at an altitude of 4,719m, it is the highest saltwater lake in the world. The water is cold with a bluish green tint.The waters of sacred Namtso Lake is shimmer with an almost transcendent turquoise, framed by strings of prayer flags & snow-capped mountain peaks. Snow-capped mountains and open grassland, dotted with yak herds and local nomads, surround the crystal clear water of Lake Namtso, making it one of the most stupendous places in Tibet.

Namtso Lake extents 30km from south to north and 70km from east to west, covering an area of 1,920 sq km. and altitude of 4.748 m above sea level. It is one of the biggest lake in Tibet & the second biggest salt lake in China as well as the highest lake in the world. Namtso Lake is one of the 3 holy lakes in Tibet, playing an important role among Tibetans. Every sheep year in Tibetan calendar, the Namtso Lake Festival is held & countless pilgrims from far away visit the Lake to pay homage.

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