Few Highlights Hotels in Ngari

 

Ngari is known as the western Tibet in English and Ali Prefecture in the Chinese language. 

Located 1600 km from Lhasa towards the west with an elevation of 4, 500 m 

Ngari is famous for the Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, Guge Kingdom ruins, Toling monastery, Shangshung kingdom ruins, and Dungkar Piyang.

The nearest airport is the Ngari Gunsa airport, located about 100 km from the Ngari city, it is one of the highest located airports in Tibet Autonomous Region.

Ngari has seven counties and four of the counties with three towns are located in the traveling route to Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, Guge Kingdom, Toling monastery, Purang, Pangong Tso lake, Northern, and Southern route loop. 

Four counties and three towns of Ngari 

1. Zanda or Tada 

2. Purang 

3. Gertse 

4. Tsochen 

5. Darchen 

6. Lake Manasarovar Chiu monastery

7. Paryang 

Before sharing the hotel options in Ngari prefecture and its counties, firstly Tibet Travelers would like to share a few of the important sightseeing located in the Ngari Prefecture. 

1. Mount Kailash

2. Lake Manasarovar

3. Guge Kingdom ruins

4. Toling monastery

5. Shangshung Kingdom ruins

6. Purang Khorzhak monastery

7. Pangong Tso Lake

8. Mount Gurla Mandala

9. Nagtso Lake 

10. Dungkar Piyang

Travelers can read more information regarding sightseeing in Ngari in our another article western Tibet Ngari.

Hotel options in Ngari city

3-star Post hotel is one of the popular hotels in the Ngari city, located in the west part of the city. 

3-star Shangshung hotel is another option for a hotel in Ngari, located in the east part of the city.

Price of the room in both hotels is around 380-550 RMB depending on the season.

Both of the hotels have a clean private bathroom with hot shower.

Hotel options in four counties and three towns of Ngari 

1. Zanda or Tada 

2. Purang 

3. Gertse 

4. Tsochen 

5. Darchen 

6. Lake Manasarovar Chiu monastery

7. Paryang 

1. Zanda or Tada 

Zanda or Tada, also known as Tsaparang is famous for the last kingdoms in Tibet, Guge kingdom, and Toling monastery.  

The altitude of Tada is around 3, 700 m above sea level, which is similar to the altitude of Lhasa, making Tada one of the lowest altitude located towns in Ngari prefecture.

3-star Changbo hotel is one of the best in the town, located in the east part of the town. 

Price of the room is around 400-600 RMB depending on the season. 

2-star Chongqing hotel is another option for a hotel in Tada, located in the center of the town.

Price of the room is around 250-350 RMB depending on the season.

Both of the hotels have a clean private bathroom with hot shower.

2. Purang 

Purang, also known as Burang is the border town between Nepal and India.

Many Indian pilgrims are traveling through this route for the pilgrimage to Mount Kailash.

From the other side of the border, Travelers have to trek 4-5 days or take a helicopter to get to Simikot, which is the border town of Nepal between Purang. 

2-star Purang hotel and 3-star Himalaya hotel are the best options in the town.

Price of the room for Purang hotel is around 280-350 RMB depending on the season. 

Price of the room for Himalaya hotel is around 350-600 RMB depending on the season.

Both of the hotels have a clean room with hot shower. 

3. Gertse 

Located on the route of the northern loop of western Tibet Ngari. Gertse is famous for the beautiful landscape. 

2-star Gertse hotel is the best in the town, located in the south of the town.

Price of the room is around 280-400 RMB depending on the season.

Gertse hotel has a clean room with hot shower.

4. Tsochen 

Tsochen is one of the last towns in the northern route of western Tibet Ngari. Some Travelers will travel from Tsochen to Nyima town and towards Namtso lake making the biggest western Tibet loop tour. 

3-star Tsochen grand hotel is the best in town, located in the west part of the town. 

Price of the room with a hot shower is around 350-500 RMB depending on the season. 

Another option for a hotel in Tsochen is Yingxiang grand hotel. This hotel is cleaner then Tsochen hotel. 

Price of the room with a hot shower is around 280-380 RMB depending on the season. 

Mount Kailash is the most desired destination

5. Darchen 

The town before Mount Kailash is known as Darchen.

There is one 3-star hotel known as Himalaya hotel, located in the center of the town. 

The price for a room with a hot shower is around 500-1000 RMB depending on the season. This is one of the best hotels in Darchen and also one of the most expensive hotels in Darchen.

They are around seven 2-star hotels in Darchen, most of them are located in the east and west part of the town. 

Dormitory bed with no private bathroom and no shower cost 50-80 RMB per person

Room with hot shower cost around 150-300 RMB depending on the season.

Darchen Youth hostel is another option for a lower price hotel in Darchen. 

Dormitory bed with no private bathroom and no shower cost 60-80 RMB per person

Room with hot shower cost around 200-350 RMB depending on the season. 

Sometimes when the weather is bad, it is difficult to have a shower even in the 3-star hotel in Darchen. 

Around the Mount Kailash Kora trek, there are two important monasteries known as Dirapuk monastery and Zutrulpuk monastery.

1. Hotel option in Dirapuk monastery

Accommodation in Dirapuk monastery is a local guest house with no private bathroom and no shower.  

They are around six guest houses in the Dirapuk monastery including the tent guesthouses.

The two bigger ones are Monastery guesthouse and Shishapangma guesthouse.

Dormitory bed with no private bathroom and no shower cost 80-150 RMB per person

2. Hotel option in Zutrulpuk monastery

Accommodation in Zutrulpuk monastery is a local guest house with no private bathroom and no shower.

They are around four guesthouses in Zutrulpuk monastery including the tent guesthouses.

The two bigger ones are Monastery guesthouse and Dawa's guesthouse.

Dormitory bed with no private bathroom and no shower cost 80-150 RMB per person

All the guest houses in the Mount Kailash area very basic.

When the Indian pilgrim group comes to Mount Kailash, the cleanness of the guest house even get worse so we highly recommend Travelers to bring the warm trekking sleeping bag.&nbnbsp;

6. Lake Manasarovar Chiu monastery

Lake Manasarovar is also known as Mapham Yutso. Surrounded by monasteries in the four directions. Chiu monastery is one of the most popular monasteries. 

Accommodation in Chiu monastery is a local guest house with no private bathroom and no shower. 

They are around seven guesthouses in the Chiu monastery from the town department.

Dormitory bed with no private bathroom and no shower cost 60-100 RMB per person

7. Paryang 

The town between Saga and Darchen is known as Paryang. Once a great place to spend a night because of bad road condition to Darchen but nowadays because of the paved road from Lhasa to Mount Kailash, very few Travelers stays here for a night. 

There is one 3-star hotel in Paryang, located in the east part of the town. This is the best hotel in Paryang. 

Price of the room with shower is around 350-600 RMB depending on the season. 

All other accommodation in Paryang is a local guest house with no private bathroom and no shower. 

Dormitory bed with no private bathroom and no shower cost 50-100 RMB per person.

These are the hotel information in western Tibet Ngari Prefecture.

It is very difficult to book these hotels very advance, Tibet Travelers will do our best to have accommodation for our Travelers who are traveling to Ngari.

Conclusion

As compare to other prefectures in Tibet Autonomous Region, western Tibet Ngari has less comfortable hotels. 

The reason is the location of Ngari, which is far from Lhasa, the center in Tibet Autonomous Region.

Nowadays there is a paved road to western Tibet from Lhasa and also a paved road from western Tibet Ngari to Xinjiang so it is slowly developing.

There are 3G internet and free wifi in most of the hotels and restaurants in the Ngari, even in the trek kora monasteries like Dirapuk monastery and Zutrulpuk monastery. 

Even though hotels in western Tibet are not good as compare to many other areas in Tibet, some Travelers has difficulty in adjusting to guesthouses and bathrooms in western Tibet, we still hope that sharing this information, Travelers have some idea and preparation for accommodation in western Tibet Ngari. 

For more information regarding hotels in western Tibet Ngari. Travelers can send us Email. info@tibettravelers.com

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