1 day Namtso Lake Day Tour Highlights
Handpicked Tibetan Guide;
Tourism vehicle for the 500 km round-trip transfer
Instant Tour Booking;
Instant support from our TripAdvisor Team;
Small Group size (normally 6-12 pax per group, up to 16 travelers one group at most);
Daily Departures, Amazing Landscape view, Tibetan Nomad People’s life experience
Namtso Lake Day Tour Service Included:
All Entrance tickets for programs listed in the itinerary;
Hotel pick up and drop off: Ranging from car/van to mini bus (7 to 23 seats) according to final group size;
Vehicle gasoline and parking fee;
Local Expert Tibetan guide handpicked;
Travel Agency Liability travel insurance
Lhasa Group Trip Service Excluded:
Travel insurance covers trip cancellation and emergency and evacuation(recommended);
Expenses of a personal nature (drinks, laundry, phone call, etc.);
Meals, Gratuities for the guide and driver and any other services not mentioned above
If you cancel at least 10 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. And if you cancel between 5 day and 9 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee, but
If you cancel 1-4 days before or after arrival in Lhasa, there is no any refund.
Namtso Lake Day Tour Attractions
Lake Namtso, Mt. Lagen La Pass, Nomad People, Tibetan Villages on the way
One day Namtso Lake Day Tour
Today we will leave hotel at 8 am. And it takes about 4 hours to get to Lake Namtso. The 250 km landscape is amazing. We will pass by some small Tibetan villages near Duilong county, Yangpachen town, Damxung County. If it is in the summer, we can see the green scenery, the grand grassland along the way. And we can see the Tibetan Shepherds, their yak tents houses, and the wild and lovely Tibetan national animals. And we could even go to the inside of the yak tent and learn the Tibetan Nomad’s people’s shepherd life. When we get to the Lake, it is around lunch time, so we can choose one restaurant to enjoy the food on such high altitude.After the sightseeing, we will leave around 3 pm and drive back to your hotel in Lhasa around 7:30 pm.
Namtso Lake Day Tour Attraction Details:
Located 220 km from Lhasa, Namtso Lake is the second largest salt water lake in Tibet. It is 70 km long and 30 km wide. The lake surface average altitude is 4,718 meters. Its shape is like a rectangular. You can see the fantastic views from Lachen La Pass. Surrounded by Nyencheb Tanglha snow peaks, Namtso Lake presents different levels of blue color, from crystal blue to deep blue.
Tashi Dor is a hermitage cave near bird sanctuary. There are two high rock towers close to it. From Damzhung to Tashi Dor, the total distance is 74km. It is said that Guru Rinpoche and his consort Yeshe Tsogel had a strong connection with the cave. Moreover, many extraordinary lamas have visited here in the history. The 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje was one of them. Since it is an ideal place for meditation, Nyingmapa and Kagyupa hermits occasionally live here now. Also, there is a newly built temple which has three nuns and two monks. The temple follows the Nyingmapa tradition. For example, it holds Konchok Chidu ceremonies on the 10th day of the lunar month and Dudjom Troma ceremonies on the 25th day of the lunar month.