How to Get to Lake Manasarovar from Lhasa

This article is about the transportation between Lake Manasarovar and Lhasa. Lake Manasarovar is one of the most important scenic spots in Western Ngari. Manasarovar Lake is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tibet and an amazing scenic spot in the remote areas of Burang County. Kailash and Manasarovar are important sites of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most pilgrims visit these two sites. Before soaking in Lake Manasaovar or having a drink, they perform the Koran around Mount Kailash to avoid their sins. For tourists, the lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the region, famous for its sweet purified water and amazing location.

How to Get to Lake Manasarovar from Lhasa?

By Flight

There is no direct flight to get to Lake Manasarovar from Lhasa. From Lhasa Gonggar International Airport to Ngari Gunsa Airport, we can reach Manasarovar Lake from the Tibetan capital. These flights take about two hours to reach the small airport outside Shiquan River, which is about 1097 kilometers. However, the Shiquan River is located more than 280 kilometers northwest of Lake Manasarovar. The distance to the lake must be completed by car, which may take a whole day’s driving time.

If you want to know more information about the flight schedules and booking, please transfer to Lhasa-Ngari Flights.

By Train

Although there are railways to Tibet, there are no railways connecting Lake Manasarovar and anywhere else. The nearest railway station to Lake Manasarovar is Shigatse in southwestern Tibet, nearly 900 kilometers from here. The train from Lhasa to Shigatse is possible, but from there you need to drive south to Lake Manasarovar.

If you want to know more information about the train schedules and booking, please transfer to Lhasa – Shigatse Railway.

By Coach

There is no direct coach from Lhasa to Lake Manasarovar, but you can take the bus which running from Lhasa Beijiao Coach Station to Burang County. It costs CNY 602. You need get off at Holzer Township, and take the local coach which get to the Jiwu Temple.

Lhasa Beijiao Coach Station
Add: Chengguan District, Lhasa
Tel: 0891-6922104


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