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Namtso Lake

Namtso Lake is a mountain lake on the outskirt between Damxung County of Lhasa prefecture-level city and Baingoin County of Nagqu Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, pretty nearly 112 kilometers NNW of Lhasa.

It is the most astounding saltwater lake on the planet. Snow-topped mountains and open field, dabbed with yak crowds and nearby travelers, encompass the completely clear water of Lake Nam, making it a standout amongst the most excellent places in Tibet.Namtso Lake

Namtso has five uninhabited islands of sensible size, notwithstanding maybe a couple rough outcrops.The biggest of the islands is in the northwest corner of the lake, and is around 2,100 m (6,900 ft) long and 800 m (2,600 ft) wide, ascending to a little more than 100 m (330 ft) in the center. At its nearest point it is around 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from the shore. The most remote island is, grinding away's nearest, 5.1 km (3.2 mi) from the shore. At mid year feathered creatures like Ruddy shelduck and cormorants (Phalacrocorax sp.) move to the lake territory, other than the fields of Astragalus, Roegneria nutans and Marram grass.

The climate at Namtso is liable to unexpected, sudden change and snowstorms are extremely regular over the Nyainqêntanglha range. Summer is the best time to visit here. Wild yaks, rabbits and other wild creatures relaxed search for nourishment along the far reaching shores; incalculable transient winged animals fly here to lay eggs and food their young; at times stunning fishes hop out of the water, getting a charge out of the glow of the daylight; sheep and cows groups are similar to streaming white spaces on the green prairie which can extend the extent that your eyes can see; the dulcet tunes of Gauchos reverberate through the valleys. This time Namtso Lake is loaded with life and action. In this manner it is no big surprise Tibetans take it the image of goodliness and joy. Truly the lake is a gift from nature.

Admission Fee: CNY 120 (May 1 to October 31), CNY 60 (November 1 to next April 30)

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