Nigari Travel Advice

Nestling among the Himalayas, the Gangdise and the Kunlun Mountains, Ngari (also known as Ali) Prefecture has an average elevation of over 4500 meters , truly making it the roof of the roof of the world. What’s Ngari famous for? The best highlights are Mount Kailash and Mansarovar Lake. Taking Kailash Manasarovar Kora with the pious pilgrims is the essence of Ali travel and tours. However, Ngari has more to offer, like tracing back to the ancient history at Guge Kingdom, appreciating the jaw-dropping natural scenery at Zhada Earth Forest, camping at Pangong Lake to capture the stunning sunrise and sunset, delving into Tibetan Buddhism at Korjak Monastery and Tholing Monastery, roaming around Purang International Market, etc.

Towers at the western Tibet, Ngari is surrounded by Shigatse, Nagqu, Xinjiang, India, and Nepal. You can easily get to Ngari from Lhasa via Sino-Nepal Highway G318, from Kashgar via Xinjiang-Tibet Highway G219, from Kathmandu via Gyirong Port. If time is limited, you even take a helicopter from Simikot to Hilsa and then drive to Purang, Ngari. And the best travel time to Ngari is from May to early July and from September to October.

To help you work out a wonderful trip to Ngari, western Tibet, we, Tibet Vista team, have nailed down loads of useful travel advice for your Tibet Ngari(Ali) tour. From Kailash Kora to Manasarovar Yatra, from weather to elevation in Ngari, here you’ll find what you need exactly!

Most Useful Travel Articles to Help your Ngari Tour Planning

Here we have handpicked the most frequently asked questions on Ali travel and tours, like how to plan Kailash Tour, how to take Manasarovar kora, best time to visit Kailash Mansarovar, what and where to eat in Ngari, how to visit Pangong Lake, how to climb Gurla Mandhata, etc. By the way, you are warmly welcomed to send your inquiry to our Tibet travel gurus and we're already here to help you out.

Recommended Western Tibet Ngari Tour Itineraries

Luckily, the first section of our most classic Lhasa Kailash travel route has overlapped with the best 8-day Lhasa to EBC tour. That’s to say, travelling Ngari, western Tibet, you won’t miss the golden chance to capture the stunning view of turquoise Yamdrok Lake, visit the traditional seat of Panchen Lama - Tashilhunpo Monastery and get a closer touch with Mt. Qomolangma at Everest Base Camp, etc. And passing over Saga, you’ll catch a glimpse of holy Mansarovar Lake and finally get to Darchen, the starting point of Kailash kora and trekking. If time allows, you can even take our Ali loop tour to experience the plateau safari, enjoy the alpine landscapes and get back to Lhasa via Wanpo South Villag and Namtso Lake. For adventurers, you can also extend your expedition to Guge Kingdom and Kashgar, Xinjiang! Besides, we, Tibet Vista team, have a branch in Kathmandu, and can guarantee you a hassle-free overland trip to Mt.Kailash from Nepal vice versa.

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