How to Get to Namtso Lake from Lhasa

This article is about the transportation between Namtso and Lhasa. Namtso or Lake Nam is a mountain lake on the border between Damxung County of Lhasa prefecture-level city and Baingoin County of Nagqu Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, approximately 112 kilometres NNW of Lhasa.

How to Get to Namtso Lake from Lhasa?

By Local Coach

There is no regular bus to  Namtso Lake at present. You can charter a local coach with other travelers to Namtso. The most popular way to get to the lake is to hire a car in Lhasa for the five-hour drive to the lake, and the well-paved road makes the driving easy. As part of the road condition from Lhasa to Namtso is not very good. The lowest price is 3.5CNY per kilometer  during the peak tourism season of Tibet. The distance between Lhasa and Namtso is around 250km and it will cost you about 1700CNY from Lhasa to Namtso and back to Lhasa from Namtso.

By Private Car Rental

The distance from Namtso Lake to lhasa is over 240km with 5 hours journey. It is better to share a bus or car with other travelers. 


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