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Destination: Tibet

Step your foot on the soil of the Roof of the World

Tibet, the highest land on the earth extensively jumbling of mountains including Mt. Everest or Quomolungma 8,848m. As well as a mysteriously veiled country in its social, cultural, histocal facts in the world isolated owing to geographically inaccessible exept nominal numbers of foreigners. Religiously it is a Buddhist country ruled by their religious leaders before inclusion into a Chinese Provience creating a political entity as ‘Tibet Autonomous Region’ in 1965.The geographical area of Tibet is 2,108,700 sq. km having most sparsely populated land in the world.

Ngari Travel Guide
Located in the western Tibet Autonomous Region, Ngari Prefecture borders India, Nepal and Indian Kashmir and is contiguous with http://www.mountkailashtour.com Uygur Autonomous Region, China, to the north and Xigaze, Tibet to the south. Ngari has a total area of 310,000 sq. kilometers, accounting for one forth of Tibet.

Ngari is known as the “roof of the roof of the world” and the most “Tibetan” part of Tibet. Ngari averages 4,500 meters.

Ngari Prefecture has the largest area, but the lowest population in China, with a density of only 0.23 people/sq. km. Of the 69,000 people, 66,000 are Tibetan, and 85% of the populations are peasants and herders.

Ngari Prefecture administers 7 counties, namely Burang, Shiquanhe (Ger), Ge’gyai, Gerze, Coqen, Zhada and Rutog, 106 townships and 359 villages. Burang, Zhada, and Rutog, in the southwestern and middle parts of the prefecture, engage mainly in agriculture, supplemented by animal husbandry, while Coqen, Gerze and Ge’gyai, in the east, and engage purely in animal husbandry. Shiquanhe Town, which is 4,200 in elevation and 1,655 kilometers from Lhasa, is the capital town and the center of politics, economics and culture in Ngari.