Tibet - Western Tibet (Ngari) (Chapter)
This is the Western Tibet (Ngari) chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tibet guide-book.
Vast, thinly populated and with an average altitude of over 4500m, Ngari is Tibet's wild west, a rough and ready frontier occupying one of the remotest corners of Asia.
- joining fellow pilgrims and erasing the sins of a lifetime on the three-day trek around sacred Mt Kailash
- hiking the sandy shores of holy Lake Manasarovar, or just marvelling at the turquoise wa-ters and snow-capped mountain backdrop
- camping on the shores of the spectacular otherworldly lakes of Tagyel-tso, Dawa-tso and Peiku-tso
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Southern Routes, Lhatse to Saga (306km), Zhangmu (Nepal Border) to Saga (280km), Saga, Saga to Zhongba (145km), Zhongba, Zhongba to Paryang (101km), Paryang to Hor Qu, Hor Qu, Northern Route, King Tiger Hot Springs & Tagyel-tso, Tsochen, Tsochen to Gertse (257km), Gertse, Gertse to Gegye (368km), Gegye, Gegye to Ali (112km), Ali, Mt Kailash & Far West Tibet, Mt Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, Tirthapuri Hot Springs & Kora, Guge Kingdom, Dungkar & Piyang, Rutok, Western Nepal to Mt Kailash, Khojarnath, and Purang.
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