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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 travelers who use our international travel planner, Damxung County holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Namtso and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It really ddin't show what it is praised by people. I traveled there in a cloudy day and the lake didn't seem very appealing. I think maybe in a good day, it will look stunning. There are plenty of re...  more »
  • 纳木错最值得推荐的景色是夕阳!夕阳下的湖面有着五彩的颜色,非常漂亮!这种景色是藏区其他湖泊所看不到的,是唯一的!所以到纳木错一定要住一晚,即使住宿条件很差,吃的东西很贵,但不见夕阳绝对是毕生的遗憾!重点说的是在扎西半岛有两座山,西面的是专门看日落的,如果你能爬的动,最好上山观日落,很赞!  more »
  • Namtso is one of 3 holy lakes in Tibet. It is a culturally important destination, the scenery is incredible, and there are good hikes in the area. However, I stayed in what Lonely Planet called the fi...  more »