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Lake Namtso, Damxung County

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Head up to Lake Namtso, a body of water high in the Tibetan mountains, blending a picturesque natural aspect with cultural importance and history. Its name, Tibetan for "Heavenly Lake," makes sense when one considers its altitude and its appearance. At 4,718 m (15,479 ft) above sea level, the lake stands as the highest saltwater lake in the world, while snow-capped mountains and vast grasslands surround the clear blue water in a dramatic natural scene. A long-standing place of pilgrimage, the lake supports a community of pastoral nomads who live in the grasslands around it, along with their colorfully dressed yaks. For Lake Namtso and beyond, use our Damxung County sightseeing planning app to get the most from your Damxung County vacation.
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  • Namtso is the largest salt water holy lake in Tibet. It is worth several hours riding on the road to visit. Under the clear sky, it would surely be one of the most heavenly lake in the World.  more »
  • Visited Namtso in April 2019, it could be a bumpy journey due to bad road conditions. Might closed temporary due to heavy snow, depending on the weather. Check with local guide before going. The lake....  more »
  • Great alpine lake in Tibet,close to the God🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
  • Got this pictures on my way to Namatso Lake, on Tibet, what a wonderful experience. One of the most beautiful places on earth.
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