Namtso Lake Trekking ~ Namtso lake trekking information

Namtso Lake Trekking - Namtso lake trekking informationNamtso lake is the highest lake in Tibet and the magnificent pool perfectly embodies its place near the heavens. Its waters beautifully mirror the color of the sky, deepening from a pure, clear turquoise during the day to a sapphire bleu at dusk. Reached by crossing the Largen-la pass, this, the second largest salt lake in China , rests on the green and brown plains of Tibet , amid the guarding peaks of the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains . Here, where the influence of man and his machines is diminished to the drone of a jeep engine, the waves and placidity of Nam-tso revel in their holiness. Due to its juxtaposition with mountains and plains, Nam-tso is visually inspiring at any time of the day. The natural changes in light can alone shift the shades of the magical colors of earth and water from pink, to brown, to purple.

Namtso Lake Trekking itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: After breakfast, full day Kathmandu sightseeing.
Day 03: Visa preparation day
Day 04: Fly from Kathmandu to Tibet , Gonggar Airport and drive to Lhasa crossing Yarlung River . O/N hotel
Day 05: Lhasa , sightseeing. Visit Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Market.
Day 06: Lhasa , sightseeing. Visit Drepung, Sera Monastery and Norbulingkha, summer palace of the Dalai Lama.
Day 07: Drive to Nizhong; arrange yak for trekking. Overnight in tented camp.
Day 08-13: Trek to Nam-tso (lake ). Overnight in tented camp.
Day 14: Explore around Namtso Lake . At 4718 metres, Nam-tso (lake) is approximately 190km north of Lhasa . Its salty waters have a stunning shade of turquoise. Overnight in tented camp .
Day 15: Drive back to Lhasa and transfer to hotel.
Day 16: Drive to Gonggar Airport and fly back to Kathmandu .
Day 17: Kathmandu valley sight seeing and farewell diner.
Day 18: Back to onward destination

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