Tibet - Western Tibet (Ngari) (Chapter)
This is the Western Tibet (Ngari) chapter from Lonely Planet's Tibet guidebook.
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.
- join fellow pilgrims looking to erase the sins of a lifetime on the three-day trek around sacred Mt Kailash
- hike the sandy shores of holy Lake Manasarovar, or just marvel at the intensely turquoise waters and snowcapped-mountain backdrop
- camp on the shores of the spectacular otherworldly lakes of Tagyel-tso, Dawa-tso and Peiku-tso, as long as you are acclimatised
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Southern Route, Northern Route, Saga, Zhongba, Paryang, Tsochen, Gertse, Gegye, Ali, Mt Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, Tirthapuri Hot Springs & Kora, Zanda, Tsaparang, Guge Kingdom, Dungkar & Piyang, Rutok, Khojarnath and Purang.
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