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Lake Namtso and Yambajan Day Tour

Highlights / General details

Namtso Lake's touching beauty should not be missed by any traveler who visits Tibet. Its purity and solemnness are symbols of Qinghai-Tibet Platean. In Tibetan, Namtso means 'Heavenly Lake.' It is considered one of the three holy lakes in Tibet. Namtso is famous for its high altitude, vast area and beautiful scenery.

Being the second largest saltwater lake in China only after Qinghai Lake, Namtso Lake is the biggest lake throughout Tibet. Meanwhile, it is the highest altitude saltwater lake in the world. The water here is crystal-clear blue. Clear skies join the surface of the lake in the distance, creating an integrated, scenic vista. Soul of every visitor who has ever been here seems to be cleansed by the pure lake water. Namtso Lake maintains its levels from rainfall and melted snow flowing from high mountains.

Tibet boasts the most hot springs in China. Yambajan, world-famous for its spectacular phenomenon of hot springs boiling on the cold plateau, features all kinds of hot springs including highest-temperature hot springs, boiling springs and geysers as well as common hot springs, the area of which totals more than 7,000 square meters.

The early morning in Yambajan is the most beautiful. In the cold morning, the hydrothermal fields are always suffused with white haze and the lake surface is always covered with great steam agglomerations, which is really fascinating and makes Yambajan a wonderland. If you are lucky enough, you may have a chance to witness the fantastic and splendid scene: the boiling water is erupting to the sky from the mouth of hot spring.

Inclusion

Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program; Local English-speaking tour guide for transfer and sightseeing program; Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary; Meals as specified in the itinerary; Parking fee & toll fee wherever applicable.

Exclusion

Personal expenses such as drinks, optional activities, etc.; Gratuities to the tour guide & driver.

Hours of operation

Available daily at 9:00am.

Duration

Approximately 8 hours.

Exclusion

Personal expenses such as drinks, optional activities, etc.; Gratuities to the tour guide & driver.

Hours of operation

Available daily at 9:00am.

Duration

Approximately 8 hours.

Itinerary

After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to Yambajan and Lake Namtso. Yambajan is famous for its hot spring and is a nice choice for those who want to get a close look at the Tibetan herders (drokpa) and their semi-nomadic lifestyle.

Lake Namtso is the second largest saltwater lake in China. The lake is extremely beautiful with its azure water and surrounding snowcapped peaks.

Lunch is at a small local restaurant on the way. You are also suggested to bring some food and fruits yourself.

End the tour and transfer you to the hotel.

During today's tour, a Chinese cultural shop visit is organized.

Policies

*Please note: A valid Tibet entrance permit is required if you would like to take this tour.

This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers per booking.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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