Attractions

Top Choice Hot Springs in Northern Ngari

King Tiger Hot Springs

The Tagyel Chutse (King Tiger Hot Springs) are a Yellowstone-style collection of bubbling hot springs and puffing steam outlets that seem to lead straight down into the bowels of the earth. Local Tibetans use the wa…
Lake in Tsochen

Tsari Nam-tso

One excellent half-day or overnight excursion from Tsochen is to Tsari (Zhari) Nam-tso, a huge and spectacular salt lake that remains totally undeveloped. Most people head for a viewpoint halfway along the northern …
Lake in Northern Ngari

Tagyel-tso

This large turquoise lake is one of Tibet's most beautiful and is a fine place to camp if you’re prepared for the cold and especially the altitude (around 5150m).If you’ve come from a night or two at Everest Base Ca…
Buddhist Monastery in Tsochen

Mendong Monastery

At the east end of the 2km-long town, walk through the Tibetan quarter along Guangxi Lu to this small friendly gompa with 18 monks. The atmospheric inner chapel of the main prayer hall holds the funeral chörten of l…