Lhasa to Namtso Sky Lake—Day Trip
Located about 250 km from Lhasa along the Qinghai Tibet highway, Namtso Sky Lake lies at an elevation of 4,718 m/15,549 ft and is the second largest salt water lake in Tibet. Bordering the sacred Nyenchen Tanglha snowy peaks, you can explore Tashi Do Hermitage. You can also visit the nearby bird sanctuary that is home to many types of migratory birds between April and November, including rare black-necked crane. There is a 2-3 hour pilgrimage circuit on the Tashi Do promontory that passes near the shoreline.