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Nagqu is located in northern Tibet, between the Tanggula Mountains, Nyenchen Tanggula Mountains, and the Gangdise Mountains. Standing at an average altitude of over 4500 meters, it has the unique nomadic culture, sacred religious culture, as well as secret and stunning natural landscapes. This secret holy land attracts thousands of tourists from home and abroad with its unique charm every year. Walk into Nagqu, you will be overwhelmed by the picturesque natural scenery, such as snow-covered mountains, boundless prairies, fascinating geothermal springs, holy large lakes, etc. In addition, the Nagqu Annual Horse Racing Festival in August is also a highlight, which shows plentiful performance as well as traditional culture. The following famous Nagqu attractions will help you to have a perfect Nagqu trip.

Yampachen Hot Springs
The Yampachen Hot Springs is located in Dangxiong County, 90 kilometers northwest of Lhasa city, covering an area of 7,000 kilometers. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, it is a natural wonder. It is said that the hot springs here can cure many kinds of chronic diseases.
Namtso Lake
At an altitude of 4718 meters, Namtso Lake has clear water with the stunning scenery. It is one of the great three lakes in Tibet, also one of the famous Buddhist holy sites.
Tashi Dor Monastery
Tashi Dor Monastery is located on Namtso Lake Island. Historically it has been the practice site of the great living Buddhas.

Qinghai Tibet Railway

Qinghai Tibet Railway

Qinghai Tibet Railway

Qinghai-Tibet Railway starts from Xining to Lhasa, with a total length of 1,956 kilometers. It's the highest and longest plateau rail line in the world. Check the highlights, attractions and views along the Qinghai Tibet Railway.

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Kunlun Mountain

Kunlun Mountains

Kunlun Mountains

Kunlun Mountains stretch through Xinjiang and Tibet to Qinghai. As one of the largest mountain chains of central Asia, Kunlun Mountains are also the backbone of the mountain system in western China. Ancient mythology believes that Queen Mother of the West lives here. She is the righteous god of Taoism.

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Enjoy the amazing view of Cona Lake on the train.

Cona Lake

Cona Lake

Cona Lake is a popular scenic site along Qinghai-Tibet railway, also a holy place in Amdo.

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Qiangtang means "northern highland". This prairie located among the Kunlun, Tanggula and Gangdese Mountains.

Qiangtang Prairie

Qiangtang Prairie

Qiangtang Prairie is one of the five largest pastures in China. Strolling under the blue sky and white clouds of the Qiangtang Grassland, you will feel a kind of natural and profound beauty. Colorful tents, festive costumes, sacred lakes and so on will intoxicate you.

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Every Tibetan sheep year, numerous pilgrims visit Tashi Dor Monastery.

Tashi Dor Monastery

Tashi Dor Monastery

Most travelers head for Tashi Dor Monastery(扎西岛寺), which situated on a hammerhead of land just into the southeastern corner of Namtso Lake. Founded in 1498 by the Gonto Batushe, Tashi Dor Monastery belongs to the Nyingma Sect.

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Qinghai Tibet Railway

Qinghai Tibet Railway

Qinghai Tibet Railway

Qinghai-Tibet Railway starts from Xining to Lhasa, with a total length of 1,956 kilometers. It's the highest and longest plateau rail line in the world. Check the highlights, attractions and views along the Qinghai Tibet Railway.

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Namtso attracts many tourists from home and abroad with its unique charm.

Namtso Lake

Namtso Lake

Namtso Lake is one of the top three holy lakes in Tibet, also is called as "heavenly lake" by locals. It's an ideal place to take a spiritual journey. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and grasslands, Namtso is favored by nomads and tourists.

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Yampachen hot springs is located in Dangxiong county, 90 kilometers away from Lhasa.

Yampachen Hot Springs

Yampachen Hot Springs

Yampachen hot springs of high mineral contents are said to be able to cure many disease. It is easy and relaxed to take a bath in the hot spring.

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Xining-Lhasa-Tsetang-Gyantse-Shigatse-Tingri-Shigatse-Lhasa

16

days

$2988

Per Person

The first station is to visit Qinghai Lake, the largest inland and salt lake in China. Then take the train from Xining to Lhasa, which will take you around 22 hours. You can enjoy the most beautiful landscape of Qinghai-Tibet Railway along the way. Short stay in Lhasa, you will visit Mt. Everest and Namtso Lake to enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery.

Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Nyingtri - Tsedang – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC - Gyirong – Kathmandu

13

days

$2960

Per Person

This trip is for you who are concerned about altitude sickness but keen on the plateau scenery. You will enjoy fascinating Nyingtri, and historical Tsedang, then proceed to Kathamandu via the friendship highway.

Lhasa-Shigatse-Namtso-Yampachen-Tsurphu-Lhasa

7

days

$1580

Per Person

This is a relatively easy route for travelers. After 2 days of essential sightseeing tour in Lhasa, tourists will go to Shigatse passing through Gyantse, then stay overnight at the lakeside of Namtso - the holiest lake in Tibet. At last, enjoy a hot spring bath in Yampachen on the way back to Lhasa.  

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