A pilgrim and several yaks grazing at the foot of Lake Nam Tso. The turquoise waters of the sacred lake Nam tso, 195 km north of Lhasa, in the rarefied air at 4500 m, have a transcendent brightness can test the best artist's palette. Part of Changtang plateau and is flanked to the north by the mountains of Shan Tangula and southeast by Mount Nyenchen Tanghe. All the surrounding countryside is just spectacular. However, the views do not remove both breathing height. Nam tso is 1000 m higher than Lhasa, so it is advisable to have spent an acclimatization before making the trip to the lake.