2 days Namtso Lake Tour Highlights
This two day trip takes you to visit the holy and heaven lake of Namtso. It is very nice to see it in the summer months and have overnight stay nearby the lake. You will have chances to shoot the sunrise and sunset photos.
Our 2 days Namtso lake tour of Tibet has the highlight features as below.
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); Avoid too crowded Chinese travelers daily schedule;
2 days Namtso Lake 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;
Stay overnight in Namtso Guest house;
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
Day 1 Lhasa to Namtso Lake (250 km, 5 hours )
In the morning at 8 am, we drive from Lhasa to Lake Namtso. On the way, you can see Nyenchen Thanglha (snow mountain ranges) and lots of nomads tent with grazing yak and sheep densely-populated around the mountain side. 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. To spend a night at lake shore is fantastic to see the stars.
Stay overnight in Namtso Guest house
Day 2 Namtso Lake- Lhasa via Yampachen (250 km,5 hours)
Enjoy the clear morning at the lake shore, you can trek along the lake shore to Tashi Dor Island to explore the meditation caves. Drive to Dumxung to have lunch. En route we will stop at a local family tents to experience their typical tents and lifestyle.In the afternoon, you may enjoy Yangpachen hot spring (Optional: you can choose the optional paid-on activity to enjoy the Yampachen Hot Spring) and have both indoor and outdoor swimming pool filled with hot springs water. Finally, we head back to Lhasa.
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Namtso Lake two days trip is more suitable only in summer month from June to August. You’d better not stay overnight near Namtso Lake in the cold and dry season of April and May, September. And according to our experience, from around Oct.20 onward, the road to Mt. Lagenla pass is very icy and dangerous and mostly it is not suitable for this trip. If you do want to include Namtso Lake attraction in your Tibet holiday, you can consider to join our one day Namtso Lake group tour. However you do not have to book a full package group tour from Lhasa to Namtso. You just book your suitable permit and add 1 or 2 days trip in Lhasa and add this highlight lake trip. Enjoy the booking with our agency.
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