Namtso means The Heavenly Lake and is one of three holy lakes in Tibet. For Bon Buddhists, Namtso is of utmost importance. Five islands in the middle of Namtso are believed to be the incarnations of five Dhyani Buddhas. Believers come here often to worship.
Like a mirror on the prairie, Namtso reflects the towering Tanggula Mountains. In the summer, bell wearing yaks forage by the lake while nomads relax on the waterfront. Tibetans will recount the many Namtso folktales for generations to come. Resting under a yak hair tent, sipping buttermilk tea, and enjoying breathtaking scenery. Visiting Namtso is surely an unforgettable experience.
The process of making yak butter requires time and stamina. After milking the yak, the milk is transferred into a separator to split fat from milk. After hours of churning the savoury yak butter is ready to enjoy.