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“No infrastructure and felthy-so sad........”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Lake Namtso

Lake Namtso
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2-Day Small-Group Lake Namtso Experience from Lhasa
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Owner description: This holy body of water, located 15,475 feet above sea level and covering more than 730 square miles, is the highest saltwater lake in the world.
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“No infrastructure and felthy-so sad........”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

It takes a while to get to the lake from Lhasa, but the landscape is very pretty in some areas. There is a lot of trash by the road unfortunately. Once you get there you will be welcomed by a tin city with no charm and no hygiene. There are a lot of while dogs, horses and yaks eating out of trash cans and defecating all over the place. They charge you 120 Yuan to get into the park, but once on the lake you have to pay extra for parking and to use the filthy porta potties with no toilet paper. It is a shame that there is not even one charming place where you could sit and enjoy the view and maybe a cup of tea. The lake is surrendered by snowed cover mountains and the color from certain directions is of a deep blue. So much potential, but instead the lake is getting polluted by the filthy conditions and lack of infrastructure.

Visited September 2013
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“Stunning beauty being spoilt!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The Lake is beautiful but the guest house area is in desperate need of a clean up. The area is covered in litter and the situation for the toilets needs urgent intervention to prevent it deteriorating further. The small village that has cropped up in semi-permanent metal huts that double as gusets houses and restaurant is detracting from the stunning beauty. At night the neon signs put the last nail in the coffin. As you walk along the shore caravans of jeeps drive round stopping at each photograph opportunity disturbing the peace and tranquility.
Having said all that this is an area of stunning beauty but it needs protecting before it is spoilt.

Visited August 2013
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Beijing, China
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“The best lake ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

The road to get there is a bit hard due to the altitude and turns, about 4 hours drive from Lhassa. When you get there, it's so nice and incredible, blue and pure water and the snow mountains in the background. Many souvenirs shops are around and nothing to do with the magnificient of the place. Advice : take our own lunch in box before the trip.

Visited October 2012
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Shenzhen, China
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“1 of most beautiful place i ever been”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Lake Namtso is 1 of most beautiful place i ever been, it's incredible and amazing, please be noted it's very cold, and hotel condition is not good enough, not power in rooms. anyway, the view is so good for vacation and hike.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

The scenery is heavenly. It takes quite some effort to get there from Lhasa and you might end up having altitude sickness as it climbs up to 5000 metres above sealevel on the way. But once when you get there you know it's worth it. Both the sky and lake are so blue that you begin to wonder if there is some artificial colour in it. The snow-capped mountains in the background add to its charm. But do bring some warm clothes, it's still quite chilly even in Summer.

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