Namtso lake tour tibet
At a Glance
    • Ascend to the highest palace in the world—the iconic Potala Palace. It is a remarkable example of Tibetan architecture and offers stunning 360-degree views of the city.
    • Experience through monasteries offering impressive architecture, engaging discussions and stunning views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.
    • Stroll through Barkhor Street and visit the local market. Experience the authentic Tibetan way of life as you observe their daily goods and interact with friendly locals.
    • Engage in activities in Lhasa, like horse riding, milking yaks, making butter, and printing prayer flags.
    • A Lhasa City tour would be incomplete without trying Tibetan cuisine. Dishes like momos (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and yak butter tea to experience the unique flavors of the region.
    • Namtso Lake sits at an altitude of 4,718 meters (15,480 feet), making it the world’s highest saline lake. 
    • Namtso Lake is considered a holy land by Tibetan Buddhists.
    • The crystal-clear turquoise water in Namtso Lake and the majestic surrounding mountains create a truly excellent sight that will take your breath away.
    • The color of the water changes throughout the day, from deep blue to light green, and is truly mesmerizing.
    • Watching the sunrise or sunset over Namtso Lake is an unforgettable experience.
    • The excellent light conditions and stunning landscapes make Namtso Lake a paradise for photography lovers.


    Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, sits at an altitude of 3,656 meters (approximately 11,995 feet) above sea level. Whereas, Namtso Lake, also known as the “Heavenly Lake,” lies about 240 kilometers north of Lhasa. Namtso Lake covers an area of 1961 square kilometers (about 757 square miles), and it is one of the highest saline lakes globally.

    The Lhasa & Namtso Lake Tour promises a harmonious blend of cultural exploration, spiritual enrichment, and natural beauty. The journey starts from the vibrant city of Lhasa extending to the pristine beauty of Namtso Lake. From the cultural treasures of Lhasa to the serene shores of Namtso Lake, this journey offers the richness of Tibetan culture, the spiritual ambiance of Lhasa, and the breathtaking landscapes surrounding one of the world's highest and holiest lakes.

    Both Lhasa and Namtso Lake offer unique experiences—spiritual, cultural, and natural. Whether you seek ancient monasteries or pristine landscapes, Tibet awaits your exploration!


    The quickest way to reach Lhasa from Nepal is by flying. You can take a flight from Kathmandu (KTM) to Lhasa (LXA). The flight duration is approximately 2 hours and 56 minutes. As Namtso Lake is Located about 240 kilometers north of Lhasa, it is easily accessible by approximately 4 hours drive, making it a popular day trip destination for most travelers. A road links Lhasa to Namtso Lake, leading to the Tashi Peninsula. Historically, this was an island accessible only by boat, where monks and nuns meditated in solitude.

    Due to the high altitude, spend a few days in Lhasa before venturing to Namtso.


    In the Summer Season (July-August), it is the optimal time to explore Lhasa and Namtso Lake. The weather is pleasant, clear views, and wildlife sightings, and also the city comes alive. However, be prepared for occasional cool nights. 

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