Tibet’s Ngari (Ali) Prefecture is known as the “roof of the world”. Covering a vast
345-thousand square kilometers of land in Western China, it also has the world’s
smallest population density.
Ngari is also the source of many famous rivers including Brahmaputra River, Indus River and Ganges River.
Ngari is surrounded by mountain ranges and dotted with untouched ponds and lakes. It is a land richly endowed with aromatic medicinal plants, virgin forests; pasture lands with wild-flowers.
Kang Rinpoche, 6,656 meters above sea level, is a world-recognized sacred mountain, known as the king of the all sacred mountains. The majestic mountain is as grand as a large pyramid.
Tibetan Horse Racing Festival takes place when the pasture is lush and horses and cows are stout and strong.
During winter and spring, gales and strong temperature drop may frequently occur. Its annual average temperature remains around 19C (66.2F).
Wetland is a key “climate regulator” on the plateau and home to more than 400 rare species including the black-necked crane and the Tibetan wild donkey.
The Ngari region in the westernmost part of Tibet has been one of the least accessible parts of Tibet for a very long time.
Ngari is famous for bearing the two symbols of Buddhism and other religions-Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. The serenity of the place makes it a great place of religious and cultural benevolence.
Ngari was once considered to be the heart of the kingdom of Guge. After Amdo and Kham, Ngari forms a traditional ground of Tibet.
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