Because we travel on the horse, so we will get lots of chances in interact with local nomads and villagers on the way. From Reting we rest the horse and drive up to the Chang-tang, “Northern-plains” to camp beside the stunning lakeside retreat caves of Tashido. This site is perhaps one of the most dramatic in Tibet, with the vast lake stretching to the western horizon (they say it’s still possible to see dragons leaping out during thunder storms) and broad grasslands climbing south to the base of sacred Mount Nyenchen Thangla.

During summer months this area is also a migratory stop for several species of birds, including the rare black-necked crane. Namtso and its surroundings is known for its active nomad culture and spirit.