Ngari Prefecture (coordinates: 78°23′40″～86°11′51″ E, 29°40′40″～35°42′55″N) is located in the westmost of Tibet Autonomous Region with an altitude of 4,500m. Many dominating peaks are over 6,000 meters. Ngari borders Nepal and India in the west, which makes it very convenient for pilgrims from Nepal, India to traveling to Ngari. Highway is the main way to Ngari. You also can take a plane from Lhasa to Ngari Gunsa Airport.
How to Get in Nagri
● Lhasa to Ngari
● Chengdu - Lhasa - Ngari
The airline(CA4417/8) serves travelers to get in Ngari which departs from Chengdu in the early morning, transits in Lhasa Gonggar Airport, then keeps flying to Ngari Gunsa Airport, which takes about 4 hours to arrive at Ngari.
● Xi'an - Kashgar - Ngari
The airline(MU2133) departs at 15:40 in Xi'an and arrived at Kashgar at 20:00 on every Saturday. The flight will stay overnight in Kashgar Airport, leave at 9:00 and arrive Ngari at 10:40 the next morning. And the airline MU2132 departs Ngari at 11:30, stops at Kashgar at 13:10 and arrives at Xi'an at 19:00.
‣ Long-distance Bus
If tourists would like to get to Ngari by long-distance bus, there are two roads head to Ngari from Lhasa: North Road(1,760km), South Road(1,190km). And it's the most economical and common way for tourists to get into Ngari.
● South Road
Most of tourists choose to get into Ngari by the south route, which can appreciate magnificent and wonderful landscape on the way. The south route wriggles between Mount Himalaya and Gangdise, passes Shigatse, Lhatse and then arrived at Lake Manasarovar. After that, it goes south to Burang County and turns northwest to Mount Kailash. Finally, the bus arrives at Shiquanhe Town.
● North Road
The towns that the north route will pass are busier than that of south route so that commercial visitors may prefer the north route. The bus will pass the place above 6,000 meters and tourists can see groups of wild ass and Tibetan antelope.
How to Get Around Nagri
The main transportation inside Shiquanhe town is taxi. And the price is normally 5 yuan if you visit inside the downtown. The regular bus between Burang County and Shiquanhe departs only in the morning, which will take about 6 to 8 hours to arrive and cost 180 yuan.
- Phone Number of Shiquanhe Bus Station: 2826591
- Phone Number of Burang Bus Station: 282382