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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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  • the one day Lhasa-Namtso explore tour via the Yangpachen begin from Lhasa city drive along with the 109national highway after 4hrs reach at the Tashidao island of the Namtso lake on the cross the Nort...  more »
  • Namtso, the Chinese meaning of Lake Tianhu, is located in the northern foot of the Tanggula Mountains, At 4718 metres above sea level, 78 kilometres long and 50 kilometres wide, the total area of 1920...  more »
  • We have the night over the lake (mostly through cobblestone), the sunrise to see the sunrise ... The ears are almost gone (recommended to wear ear mask), because of high altitude, the October mountain is full of snow!
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