Namtso Lake

Nature At Its Best

Namtso Lake is situated in Tibet, known as Namtso, because of the Tibetan word which means heavenly lake, given the lofty altitude, stunning beauty, pure blue water and many spiritual connections. This is the highest salt lake water in the world and is known best for the snow capped mountains around, an open grassland and the yak herds. The scenery around this area is mesmerizing and unique to many people due to its rare setting that you cannot find elsewhere. The lake is of much significance, it’s known for some spiritual, hiking to simply travelling and exploring purposes.

Namtso has been a holy site for centuries. At the end of winter, devoted Buddhists tend to walk over the lake’s frozen surface, carrying their food with them. They would return when the water froze again the following winter. People believed that by doing this, they along with their family would be blessed by good health, knowledge, safety and other merits. This practice however, is now not allowed by the Chinese government.

The road to Namtso is typically closed from December to March, while April and November are still cold, dry and the road could be closed if the weather is not good. The best time for that reason to travel to Namtso Lake is around, June to September because the weather is warm and comfortable for traveling. The thing to know is that the Chinese government forbids any kind of independent travelling therefore; the travelers are suggested to travel along with guides, company itineraries and a Tibetan work permit.

 


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