Ngari in western Tibet is known as the highest region in Tibet, with an average elevation exceeding 4,500 m. It boasts stunning mountains, breathtaking lakes, expansive grasslands, and magnificent snow-capped peaks. Ngari is also the origin of major rivers in the Indian Subcontinent. It was the center of the ancient Guge kingdom and the birthplace of the ancient Zhang-Zhung Civilization. Although sparsely populated, Ngari is a haven for wild yak and Tibetan antelopes. It consists of six counties.
There are national Protection Sites of key Historical Relics, such as the Ruins of the Guge Kingdom and Toding Monastery. Additionally, there is the Tsada Earthen Forest, a National Geographic Park. Other notable sites include Daba Temple, Manang Temple, and the Ruins of the Shangtse Castle.