on the face
of this city. Mt. Kailash, regarded as the greatest pilgrimage
place on earth for many religions, has made Ngari a must visit
city for the pilgrimage. So old age people who are more into
religion, will find the city an apt place for traveling. And
for adventure loving youngsters, the same route turns out to
be a wonderful trekking option. Ngari is genuinely
scintillating and is equally challenging. One needs to have
great physical fitness to complete a travel in Ngari. The best
time to visit Ngari city is in the months of May, June,
September and October.
Climate of Ngari
The temperature here is quite low and the air is quite dry. It
doesn't rain much here but when it rains, traveling in the
city becomes more difficult, though the rains bring with it
different hues of charm to the city. The best time to visit
Ngari city is in the months of May, June, September and
October when it is not raining. The temperature generally
floats around the comfortable mark of 10 degree Celsius.
Cuisine in Ngari
In Ngari city, the cuisine is different, their main foods
belong to Chiang cuisine but few restaurants serve Sichuan
cuisine. The food here is precisely light and salty, and
Tourist Attractions in Ngari
Ngari is the home to the divine abode of Lord Shiva, Mt.
Kailash. Thousand of devotees visit Ngari in order to reach
the almighty. Besides Mt. Kailash, the city is brimming with
natural wonders that single-handedly are good enough to make
Ngari the favorite tourist spot. These are Mapam Yumco Lake,
Lhanag Tso Lake, Tholing Monastery.
The Mt. Kailash is the most divine mountain in Ngari, and
people from all over the world take a pilgrimage trip up to
this holy place. The first sight of this divine mountain is
enough to leave its visitors spellbound, such is the beauty
and mightiness of the mountain. Pilgrims from all religion
specially, Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, came here to attain
salvation. If you are thinking of visiting this mountain, then
you must prepare yourself both physically and psychologically
as the journey is one of the most difficult one. The only way
to reach here is by hiring a vehicle and approaching the
mountain from the northern side.
in between the dull colored clay forest and the striking red
color of the monastery wall stands out elegantly. Inside the
monastery, the main attraction is the main hall, which is the
only hall preserved. The frescos on the walls of the halls
still give you the same vibrancy with which they were built.
Lhanag Tso Lake
Lhanag Tso Lake is also referred as the Ghost lake, as the
area around the lake looks absolutely lifeless. The lake was
once connected to the famous Lake Mansarovar but got divided
due to geographical disturbances, although the two are still
joined by a natural stream called Ganpa Chu. Lhanag Tso Lake
is situated at an altitude of 4752 m and covering an area of
around 70 square km, the salty crescent shaped lake is
surrounded by dark red mountains.
Mapam Yumco Lake
The Mapam Yumco lake is situated at a distance of 20 km to the
southeast of Mt. Kailash. It covers an area of 412 square km
and lies at an altitude of 4558 m. It is the highest fresh
water lake in the world. This is considered as a holy lake in
the Buddhist religion and is called as 'Mother of the rivers
in the world', due to the four major rivers flowing into the
lake namely Shiquanhe River in the north, Peacock River in the
south, Maquanhe River in the east and Xiangquanhe River in the
How to Reach Ngari
The highways connect Ngari with other major cities of Tibet.
There are four main highways that cut through Ngari.