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Lake Namtso, Damxung County

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Head up to Lake Namtso, a body of water high in the Tibetan mountains, blending a picturesque natural aspect with cultural importance and history. Its name, Tibetan for "Heavenly Lake," makes sense when one considers its altitude and its appearance. At 4,718 m (15,479 ft) above sea level, the lake stands as the highest saltwater lake in the world, while snow-capped mountains and vast grasslands surround the clear blue water in a dramatic natural scene. A long-standing place of pilgrimage, the lake supports a community of pastoral nomads who live in the grasslands around it, along with their colorfully dressed yaks. For Lake Namtso and beyond, use our Damxung County sightseeing planning app to get the most from your Damxung County vacation.
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  • We have a night in the lake (most of it is lay), sunrise time to see the sunrise ... The ears are almost gone (the ear mask is recommended), because high altitude, October Mountain is full of snow!
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  • Huge beautiful Lake with important Buddhist objects of pilgrimage. One of the sacred Lakes of Tibet.
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  • Snowcapped mountains; open pastures dotted with herds of yaks, cows, and sheep; and nomadic tents surround the crystal clear waters of Namtso. Unfortunately, I totally underestimated the weather there...  more »

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