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Tibet Ngari Region Attractions, Kailash, Manasarovar, Guge and More
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West Tibet Ngari Region Highlight Attractions

West Tibet highlight attractions-Pilgrimage Ceter in Asia: Mt. Kailash and Lake Manasarova in the region of Purang are the "Sacred Mountain and Holy Lake" of the Buddhism, Hinduism and the indigenous religion-Bon.The ruins lie on a hilltop near a river and cover 180,000 square meters.

Mt. Kailash and Manasarovar attractions

Mount Kailash (Tibetan: Kangrinboqê or Gang Rinpoche; Sanskrit: Kail Parvata;) is a peak in the Gangdise Mountains, which are part of the Himalayas in Tibet. It lies near the source of some of the longest rivers in Asia: the Indus River, the Sutlej River (a major tributary of the Indus River), the Brahmaputra River, and the Karnali River (a tributary of the Ganges River). It is considered a sacred place in four religions: Bön, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism. In Hinduism, it is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva and a place of eternal bliss. The mountain lies near Lake Manasarowar and Lake Rakshastal in Tibet.
There have been no recorded attempts to climb Mount Kailash; it is considered off limits to climbers in deference to Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. It is the most significant peak in the world that has not seen any known climbing attempts.

Lake ManasarovarMapam YumcoMapam Yum CoMapham Yu Tso (Tibetan: ZWPY: Mapam Yumco), or Manasa Sarovar/Lake Manas, is a fresh-water lake in Tibet Autonomous Region of China approximately 800 kilometres (500 mi) from Lhasa. To the west of Lake Manasa Sarovar is Lake Rakshastal and towards the north is Mount Kailash. It is the highest body of freshwater in the world.


Lake Manasarovar lies at 4,556 m (14947.5 ft) above mean sea level, making it the highest freshwater lake in the world. [1] It is relatively round in shape with a circumference of 88 kilometres (55 mi). Its depth is 90 m (300 ft) and its surface area is 320 square kilometres (120 sq mi). The lake freezes in winter and melts only in the spring. It is connected to nearby Lake Rakshastal by the natural Ganga Chhu channel. Manasarovar is the source of the Sutlej River which is the easternmost large tributary of the Indus. Nearby are the sources of the Brahmaputra River, the Indus River, and the Karnali River (Ghaghara) which is an important tributary of the Ganges River, so this region is the hydrographic nexus of the Himalaya. Read more information on Kailash and Manasarovar.

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Famous attractions in and around Ngari-West Tibet are Mt. Kailash, Manasarovar, Guge Kingdom Ruins and more as listed below: