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Wild Wild West: Never Miss out the Tibet Tour in the Incredible Western Tibet

Latest Update: November,25 2019

Tibet is so big. Covering 1,228,400 square km, it is the second-largest region in China. So don't simply focus on your Tibet tour in Lhasa or Shigatse. The western Tibet, home to sacred Mount Kailash, the holy Lake Manasarovar and ancient kingdoms ravaged by the sands of time in Ngari Prefecture, is the right playground for adventurous explorers.

Please follow the footsteps of our clients to find out what tour experiences you can get in this mysterious land.

Some of the Memorable Experiences in Ngari, Western Tibet

Climbing the crescent sand dune between Zhongba and ParyangClimbing the crescent sand dune between Zhongba and Paryang

One of the driest areas of Tibet, the Paryang Desert stretches out between Zhongba and Paryang, and the giant sand dunes, lying next to lush green grasslands, is one of the most unusual sights in the world.

holy Lake ManasarovarHanging Tibetan prayer flags at holy Lake Manasarovar

The most sacred lake in Tibet, believed to have been born in the mind of Lord Shiva and manifest on earth, not to mention being the place where Maya Devi conceived Buddha, this beautiful lake is ringed by old monasteries. It is also believed to be able to wash away the sins of an entire lifetime with one bathe or drink of the sweet clear waters. - Check the classic 15-day Lhasa to Mt.Kailash and Manasarovar tour.

around Lake ManasarovarExploring the Chiu Monastery on the route around Lake Manasarovar

Five old Buddhist monasteries surround Lake Manasarovar in Ngari, and are major points on the Manasarovar Kora, traveled by thousands of pilgrims each year. The kora begins at the Chiu Monastery, on the northwest of the lakeshore, and heads clockwise around the lake, stopping for prayers and prostrations at each of the monasteries.

After the Chiu Monastery, you head next to the Langbona Monastery, Seralung Monastery, Yerngo Monastery, and Gossul Monastery, before returning to Chiu Monastery at the end of the kora.

Mount Kailash kora trekPreparing to take on the arduous Mount Kailash kora trek

An amazing trek around the sacred mountain known in Tibetan as Gang Rinpoche, this normally takes three days for tourists, though pilgrims are known to complete one 52km circuit in around 14 hours. Complete 108 consecutive circuits of the kora route, and it is said you will attain immediate enlightenment. - Learn more of Mt.Kailash trek from the expert.

At the entrance to the world’s largest clay forest in TibetAt the entrance to the world’s largest clay forest in Tibet

Exploring the immense Zanda Clay ForestExploring the immense Zanda Clay Forest

Lying in the area of Zanda County, this unique land formation is the largest tertiary strata earth forest in the world. The unusual formations leave you thinking you are straying through some alien landscape, and the formations take on various forms, of castles, towers, pagodas, and even ancient warriors.

Guge KingdomVisiting the mysterious ruins of the Guge Kingdom

Guge Kingdom’s ruined capitalStanding on the battlements of the ancient Guge Kingdom’s ruined capital

Guge Kingdom mysteryDelving into the depths of the Guge Kingdom mystery

the ruins of the Guge KingdomOne last photo as sunset falls over the ruins of the Guge Kingdom

Originally founded by the descendants of the Tubo Kingdom in central Tibet in the 10th century, the Guge Kingdom was an advanced civilization that lasted for 700 years, before completely disappearing from the plateau. Ancient ruins built into the slopes of the mountains are all that remains of this once great kingdom.

Conclusion

A tour to Ngari Prefecture in western Tibet is one of the most exciting adventures on the plateau. Traveling through areas of dry dusty desert, strangely fringed by lush grasslands is just one of the many amazing sights in this high-altitude landscape.

Add the amazing holy Lake Manasarovar, with its surrounding monasteries, the stunning view of the sacred Mount Kailash, which has never felt the tread of mortal man, and the ancient mystery of the disappearance of an entire civilization, and you have the most spectacular expedition in the world at your fingertips. Feet itchy to hit the road? Please feel free to email your inquiry for free and professional consultation.

So if you’re ready to a Lifetime Tour to Tibet, our dedicated and professional teams are expecting you in Tibet! Please feel free to reach us, sharing your great ideas. We would like to offer the most useful Tibet tour advice, For Free!

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