Ngari area is famous for the holy mountain (Mount Kailash), the holy lake (Lake Manasarovar), and the Ruin of Guge Kingdom (Tsaparang). Ngari has a cold desert climate, is one of the most off-the-beaten-track areas in China. For travelers who are interested in visiting the Ngari area, you can take the overland tour from Lhasa, Gyantse (Palcho Monastery), to Shigatse (Tashi Lhunpo Monastery), and Everest Base Camp; after visiting the Shigatse area, an extension tour to the Ngari area (Lake Manasarovar, Mount Kailash, and Tsaparang) can be added.
For luxury travelers, there are no luxury hotels in the Ngari area. Only local 2-3* hotels are available, but with very limited conditions.
Ngari tourist attractions
Tsaparang (Ruins of Guge Kingdom )
The most influential one to Tibet History is the 700-year history of Guge Kingdom, which has left behind exquisite religious works of art such as murals, sculptures, and stone carvings for future generations. Over the years, it has tempted numerous explorers, scholars, artists, and journalists to come to investigate, explore and hunt for treasures. If you have strength to climb up to the top, you will be amazed by the stunning view.
Mount Kailash is a world-recognized sacred mountain and is also recognized as the center of the world by Yongzhong Bon, Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and ancient Jainism. It is one of the ten most beautiful and stunning mountains in China. The mystery of the sacred mountain is that the snow of the sunny side of the mountain does not melt and is snow-capped all year round; while the shady side of the mountain is snow-free.
Lake Manasarovar, Namtso, and Yamdrok Lake are collectively known as the three holy lakes in Tibet. Many books and classics describe the water as a “pearl.” It can wash away the “sin of a century.” If you are lucky enough, you will see Mount Kailash in the distance.