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 Nakchu - Northern Tibet  
Rich in natural beauty, this Tibetan area boosts an ancient religion known as Bon. It is a mix of the old Bon and Buddhism that create Tibetan Buddhism. While many Tibetan Buddhists shy away from the Bon without realizing some of their customs were derived from this interesting belief, visitors are often enthralled with the intrigues Bon offers. Of course, tourists usually come for silence and meditation, to visit the hundreds of quiet lakes and undisturbed mountains. Namtso Lake lies within this area, but is easily visited from Lhasa. The vast grasslands dotted with yak and nomad tents makes for a picture perfect moment. Probably one of the least visited spots due to the high altitude, climate and troublesome transportation, the truly adventurous highly recommend this place. The Nakchu area is named after the Nakchu river. Imagine how large this place is with over 420,000 square kilometers or, can you believe, 162,162 square miles, actually almost one-third of the entire Tibetan region. It's a dry cold area for it's 70,000 occupants, with an average annual temperature below zero! Prepare well with extra oxygen canisters as most of the area is above 4500 meters (14,763 feet)! There are Bon Monasteries in the area. Ask you guide or a local about visits. Bon religion dates back 2000 years when the ancient kingdom of Shengshong settled this area. Check out the Qiaqing Horse Racing Festival in Nakchu town. Festivals

 

   

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
       

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