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Ngari

Located in western Tibet, Ngari Prefecture abuts Kashmir, India and Nepal to the south and west. With the border extending 116 km, the prefecture has over 60 mountain mouths leading to other parts of the world. Of the seven counties under its jurisdiction, three engage entirely in livestock breeding, and four in mixed farming and livestock breeding. It covers an area of 303,000 square km, with relatively low population density. It is also home to ancient civilization of Zhangzhung and the Bon religion.

This is the land of the Himalayas with great snowcapped mountains, lakes, grasslands and lots and lots of space! In fact, perhaps the sheer emptiness of the region will astound you. In an area of 300 square kilometers, there are only approximately 70,000 Tibetans, mainly engaged in animal husbandry and farming. Any other Tibetans you may meet are pilgrims coming to visit the holy sights of the region.

Mt. KailashMt. Kailash
Mt. Kailash is the main peak the Gangdise Mountain. It is considered to be a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Mt Kailash has been a lodestone to pilgrims and adventurous travelers for centuries. Pilgrims of several religions believe that making a pilgrimage around the Mount Kailash will bring good luck. So circumambulating Mt Kailash is the most frequent activity in Ngari region for the pilgrims from different places. View More


Lake ManasarovarLake Manasarovar
Lake Mansarova lies about 20 km southeast of Mt. Kailash. It means 'Invincible Jade Lake' in Tibetan. The word "Manasarovara" originates from Sanskrit language, which is a combination of the words "Manas" "sarovara" manas meaning mind and sarovara meaning lake. According to the Hindu religion, the lake was first created in the mind of the Lord Brahma after which it manifested on Earth. View More


Guge KingdomGuge Kingdom
Located in the Ngari Region, Ruins of Guge Kingdom are the Old Summer Palace of Tibet. While these ruins were once an imperial estate which fell into disrepair after the civil revolt and the invasion of the allied armies of eight foreign countries, the Guge kingdom also encountered civil strife and foreign attacks which fragmented the once prosperous state. However, the legendary kingdom hasn't been totally lost as much can be learned about it from its remains. During its lifetime the Guge Kingdom played an important part in the economic and cultural development of Tibet. It advocated Buddhism, and many versions of this religion were created here and their teachings were spread from here into the heart of Tibet. It also served as a major center for Tibet's foreign trade.
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