1 Day Trip to Nomadic Namtso
Namtso Lake (4700m), 8.5hrs,500km.
Attractions; Namtso lake, Mt. Nyechen Thangla, Lagen la Pass (5190m), view of Thangula range, and Nomad family.
We drive to the north-west of Lhasa via the Qinghai-Tibet highway, tracing the Tibet railway to Damshong, and then cross the Lagen la pass by driving further west to Namtso Lake, north-western part of Tibet is vast pastures for the plateau nomads since from a long time and we call it Changthang (Northern plain), from a ridge of the Lagen la(5190m) it offers the first view of the amazing Namtso lake vista, the paved road cut through the nomads’ grasslands and black tents of nomad families can be seen along the roadside during the summer season, Tashi peninsula is the final destination of the day, in the afternoon you explore around the Tashi Do peninsula and surroundings.
Namtso Lake is one of Tibet’s three most holy lake and Tibetans makes pilgrimage circumambulation around the lake on some ritual time which takes about a month or less to complete the whole circle, it is the world’s highest saltwater lake and the second largest saltwater lake in China with 70km in length and 30km in breadth(1st largest saltwater lake in China is Kokorno lake in Qinghai province). Late afternoon, drive back to Lhasa, en route, you will visit a nomad family to experience the yak wool tent from the inside and you will get a chance to know a little more about the plateau nomad lifestyle. Overnight in Lhasa.
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