I always dream of going to Tibet. I think skies elsewhere are no bluer than the one in Tibet. This is simply because Tibet is considered the highest region on earth. One of many beautiful places in Tibet is the Namtso Lake.
In Tibetan language, ‘Namtso’ means ‘heavenly lake’. At an elevation of 4,718 meters, Namtso Lake is the highest salt water lake in China and in the world. The lake is also China’s second largest salt water lake after the Qinghai Lake. Being one of the 3 sacred lakes in Tibet, Namtso Lake is a place respected by the Tibetan people. The lake covers an area of 1,920 square kilometers. At the southeastern corner of the lake stand the Tashi Dor Monastery and several hermit caves. These hermit caves have been the destination for spiritual retreat of Tibetan pilgrims for centuries. It is possible to walk over the lake’s frozen surface at the end of winter each year.
Namtso Lake is a deep lake. The lake water is limpid and clear. The surface of Namtso Lake appears in deep blue color. A road to the Namtso Lake was completed in 2005, enabling easy access from Lhasa to the lake and the development of tourism around the lake. So, who are joining me to Tibet next year?
The beauty of Namtso Lake in Tibet