Namtso is renowned as one of the most beautiful in the mountains Nyainqentanglha. Hermit caves have for centuries been the destination of Tibetan pilgrims. In 2005 he completed a paved road to the lake through the passage of Laeken, at 5186 m, which allows easy access from Lhasa and the development of tourism in the lake region. The main settlements in the area are Dobjoi, Cha'gyungoinba Donggar and Tashi Dor monastery and is in the southeast corner of the lake.