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Explore Tibet Announces National Park Tours


Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Tibet travel agency in Lhasa, now offers national park tours.

(PRWEB) October 31, 2012

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Tibet travel agency in Lhasa, now offers national park tours.

A national park was unveiled at Namtso on Tuesday, which is a heavenly lake for Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims and a tourism destination near Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. The park now opens to tourists worldwide. The admission fee to the Namtso National Park is 120CNY during peak season (April to November) and 100CNY for the rest time.

The Namtso National Park also includes the main peak of Mt. Nyanchen Thanglha and Yangbajain, a place known for its hot springs.

The park is located between Damxung County, which is under the administration of Lhasa, and Bangoin County in Nagqu Prefecture.

"The establishment of the park indicates that Tibet is implementing advanced tourism management methods", said Sun Yongping, the deputy chief of the regional tourism bureau.

The park is Tibet's second national park following the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon National Park, which opened in 2010.

"Ecological protection will be underlined at the Namtso National Park, focusing on alpine ecology and biodiversity", Sun said.

With an altitude of 4,722 meters, Namtso boasts the world's highest salt lake, known as Heavenly Lake. Namtso Lake is also the hottest tourist site among both domestic and overseas tourists. As there is no public bus to this lake, it is best to join the 6-day Lhasa and Namtso group tour to share tourist vehicles with other travelers.

Throughout the trip travelers will be accompanied by an Explore Tibet guide who has local knowledge of the land, culture, and Tibetan people. Explore Tibet is a Lhasa-based travel agency that uses only local Tibetan guides and drivers. “We are committed to customer service and authentic Tibetan cultural journeys."

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