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Namtso – the heavenly lake in Tibet

Explore Tibet, the spellbinding destination, where centuries-old monasteries still ring with the early morning chants of monks and prayer flags flap in the wind against a background of majestic blue skies. Tibet has become an epitome for spirituality, with Buddhism reflected in nearly every aspect of its art and culture.

In your Lhasa Explore Tour, you can traverse into Tibet’s cultural heart including Potala Palace, the traditional home of the Dalai Lama. Beyond Lhasa’s deeply spiritual and ancient culture, you can discover Tibet’s natural attraction like Namtso Lake. Redirect your Tibet Tour into the nature’s pristine refuge where travelers can have live experience of heavenly treasures.


Namtso Lake- Tibet
Namtso Lake- Tibet


Namtso Lake, endowed with pure water and stunning landscapes, is one of the most beautiful lakes in world. The heavenly lake attracts thousands of visitors each year. Suited at an elevation of 4,718 meters, the beautiful lake is like a bright pearl on Tibetan Plateau. Covering an area of 1,940 square kilometers, Namtso Lake ranks the second largest saltwater lake of its kind in China after Qinghai Lake. It is also one of the three most famous holy lakes in Tibet.

Namtso Lake’s crystal-clear blue water creates difficulty to distinguish the boundary between the lake and the sky. The scenic vistas of the lake touch soul of every visitor who travels there. The magnificent scenery reaches apex during the summer where wild yaks, blue sheep, Mongolian wild asses, foxes, black bears, water deer, marmot, hares and other wild animals leisurely look for food along the heavenly lake shores. Likewise, countless migratory birds fly above and around the lake; sometimes lovely fishes in the lake jump out of water to enjoy the warmth of the sunshine; sheep and cows herds are found in its vicinity grazing.

In addition to nature’s trove, the sunrise and sunset, and the night sky at the Namtso Lake are extremely amazing. The wide open spaces around the lake, dotted with the tents of local nomads are interesting to see.

Namtso, the extremely beautiful lake with turquoise blue water not only offers stunning views of nature, it is life in itself.

Tour into the Heart of Tibetan Civilization

Tibet holds more than higher peaks and valleys. It has rich history and traditions. Cultural travel to the Yarlung Valley in Tibet means traveling to the cradle of Tibetan Civilization. The Yarlung Valley is only 45 miles long, but it is rich with stupas, monasteries, temples and meditation caves.

Take the spectacular flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa which passes over the high Himalayan peaks and then roam around central Tibet. While visiting central Tibet, you will come across Tibet’s first monastery which named ‘Samye’, Tibet first king’s palace, Yambulagang, as well as the Yarlong valley and the tombs of the Tibetan kings, the beautiful Yamdoktso Lake, the high passes of Mount Nyicheng Gangsang, Gyantse  (Kubum stupa), and Shigatse (Tashilunbu Monastery), home of the Panchen Lama.

Furthermore, our cultural tour encompasses Tsedang and Samye, the ancient capital of Tibetan Kings, from where the Tibetan civilization evolved and flourished. In covering Tibetan Civilization, we will visit the first building and palace of the first Tibetan King of Tibet; Yumbulakhang and the ancient Tombs of former Tibetan Kings.

We also pay our visit to Mindroling and Samye monastery, the first monastery of Tibet from where Buddhism took its root in Tibet. After visiting Potala Palace, Jokhang temple and other major sites in Lhasa, we explore Ganden Monastery east of Lhasa, one of the most spectacular sites of Tibet built in 1490 which once housed over 4000 monks.

Browse Himalayan Glacier’s Tibet tour packages that involve observation of ancient Tibetan culture and religion. The exploration tour makes passage to deeper insights into the fabrics of the Tibetan Buddhist way of life in the past and in the present.

Tibet, a Shangri-La for adventure enthusiasts

Tibet has been considered as a place of perfection, a Shangri-La if you may by the westerners. And why wouldn’t it? It takes pride in being one of the holiest places for Buddhists all over the world and is blessed with the ever soaring Himalayas.

view of Potala Palace
Magnificient view of the Potala Palace

Tibet has now emerged from its obscure identity to become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. In fact, Lhasa was selected as the No.9 holiday resort on the list of “The 45 Places to Go in 2012” by New York Times. Read More