Namsto translates as ‘The Heavenly’ in the Tibetan Language. It is also the second largest salt lake in China and also the highest in the world. With more than 1,900 sq km of area in an elevation of 4,718 meters, Namtso Lake is a nature’s wonder to observe. The crystal clear water and the blue color from the sky are perplexing to watch. The lake water comes from rain and melted snow making it pure and clean. Visitors stroll around the lake and find a calm heart and peace of mind. The view of Mt.Neychen Togla is beautiful from the lake, and far in the horizon the blue lake seems connected to the sky as a single plain.
Namtso Lake was also a practicing spot of Estoric Buddhism by the Buddhist Hierarchs in the early !2yth century. The hierarchs, also including the founders of Tibetan Buddhism involvement of the lake made Namtso Lake a holy lake. People worshipped Namtso Lake in the Tibetan year of sheep. Buddha and Bodhisavatta hold Buddhist rites in Namtso Lake; such is the belief of the local people. People also believe that walking and pattering around Namtso Lake only even once in the year of the ship is equivalent to doing it a thousand times in other years. Therefore, Namtso Lake is full of Pilgrims all year round in the Tibetan year of sheep circling Namtso Lake with the feeling of fulfillment and joy.
Namsto lake is a place where nature meets devotion. One can merely visit there to admire the nature or share their dedication and spirituality with the pilgrims.