Namtso’s extreme climatic condition, long driving hours from Lhasa city and sporadic high altitude sickness does not stop global travellers from experiencing the surreal beauty of this must-see place in Tibet. The sight of the dazzling blue water surrounded by snowy mountains, beautiful landscape and a peaceful atmosphere is nothing less than being in a paradise. Dubbed the highest salt water lake in the world, Namtso Lake, commonly referred as the ‘Heavenly Lake’ has spell binding beauty. It is also one of the sacred lakes of Tibet and thus is adorned with innumerable coloured prayer flags stucks.
In order to witness this one of the top places to see in Tibet, the best time to visit is from May to September. Rest of the year the lake is virtually frozen. Photographers and amateurs can’t thank the nature enough while shooting at such an earthly heaven. Capturing splendid shots of sunrise, sunset and the twinkling stars in the night will get eternally etched in your mind. The lake also becomes a heaven for wild animals such as Yak, hares and various cattles. Tourists can also cycle around the lake gazing at the breathtaking hills. After their day sightseeing tour at Namsto Lake, the perfect way to unwind and soothe your nerves is by diving into the nearby hot springs.