Namtso Lake

Namtso Lake

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It is the holy sky lake  in Tibet.
* Distance from downtown:250km from Lhasa.
*Entrance fee:RMB120 p/p
*Opening time:6:00-18:00 
* Recommended Visiting Time: one hour
* Address: Dangxung county, Lhasa, Tibet
*  Best visiting time: May to Octber

 


The Namtso Lake lies the north of Lhasa between Damxung and Baingoin counties.The south of the lake is Nyenchen Tanglha,the north and northwest is northern Tibet plateau.The altitude of the lake surface is 4718 meters,t is 70km long from east to west,30km wide from north to south,the total area of it is 1920km².It is the second largest lake in Tibet,and the third largest salt lake in China.


The Namtso Lake means “sky lake” in Tibetan language.According to historical records,this lake like the sky down to ground,but the local tibetan herdsmen said beacuse the altitude of the lake is as high as sky,so it is named”sky lake”.The Namtso Lake is one of the three holy lakes,and it is also the first holy lake in Bonismo.Recorded in the classic Bonismo religion.It become one of the buddhist holy land later.The Tashi Dor monastery is located at the southeastern corner of the lake,and incense is very strong.It is said,every the year of ram,all the Buddhas and protective deities would come and set the alta here.If pilgrimage at this time,walking once around the lake with chanting scriptures,more than 100 thousands times at ordinary time,Its immeasurable blessing.So every the year of ram, the believers trek here,walk around the lake. The marnyi stones everywhere beside the lake.

It is the highest altitude lake in the world,away from the pollution of modern civilization,keeping the natural original ecology,and it’s the holy land in the pilgrims’ hearts.

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    No show up 100% of total trip cost

    2、Cancellation 10 days before departure due to political reason or natural force,
    No cancellation charge on local tour, but the lost caused by refunding flight tickets
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    Cancel the contract during the trip,inbound travel agency should help the tourists return to
    the starting point or tourists specified
    reasonable location.Due to travel agents or Performance assistants to fulfill the reasons
    leading to the termination of the
    contract(not including force majeure or have reasonable attention obligation still
    cannot avoid the incident),
    return the expenses borne by the inbound travel agency;according to the provisions of
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