Namtso Lake situated at an altitude of 4718m from the sea level and covering 1900 square kilometers and the second-largest saltwater in China. Namtso Lake is extremely blue water. Hiking or excursion to Namtso Lake is getting well known among visitors in Tibet. The Lake is also known as the “Heavenly Lake”
The snowcapped Mt. Nyaingentanglha, considered as the son of Namtso.
Namtso Lake is the third holiest Lakes in Tibet; The seat of paramasukha chakrasamvara for Buddhist pilgrims. In the fifth and sixth month of the Tibetan calendar each year, many Buddhists come to the Lake pay homage and pray. 190 km drive from Lhasa to Namtso Lake involves the high Yangpachen pass, so proper acclimatization is very important to do this hike successfully. The best season for trekking in Namtso lake is late May to October however you must be prepared at all times for wet weather, snow and cold winds.
Lhasa, the heart of Tibet, is dotted with world-renowned heritage sites and cultural relics, almost all of which are located at a walking distance. Take Jokhang temple, for example, it is considered to be the holiest man-made architecture in Tibet. Others landmarks are the Potala Palace, the Dalai Lama's former winter residence and monasteries, Norbu Lingkha, the Dalai Lama’s summer residence, and Ramoche temple. Many important Gelukpa monasteries such as Sera and Drepung are located in areas surrounding Lhasa.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3 : Flight to Gongger Airpot (3650m)
Day 4 : Sightseeing in Potala palace and Norbulingka
Day 5 : Sightseeing in Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor street
Day 6 : Excursion to Ganden Monastery and Drayerpa Cave
Day 7 : Drive to Namtso Lake and Back to Yampachen