Tibet: Day 10 - Lake Namtso

07 October 2007

Camping at Damshung

Yak carrying hay over the river; mess tents; where we’re sleeping tonight (my tent is fourth from the left); and the latrine tents

Namtso (Heavenly Lake)

Highest saltwater lake in the world (15,479 feet). Sacred to Tibetan Buddhists, its shores are covered in prayer flags and chorten.

Prayer flags at Namtso

Blue symbolises space; white is water; red is the colour of fire. Green represents air and wind, and yellow is earth.