Changtse Mountain in Tingri County, Shigatse

Chinese Name: 章子峰

English Name: Changtse Mountain in Tingri County, Shigatse
Location: Located in Tingri County, Shigatse Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Changtse Mountain
Changtse Mountain, 7543 meters above sea level, is located in the middle of Himalaya Mountains, 86.9 east longitude, latitude 28, Tingri county, Shigatse Tibet area. Changtse Mountain was in the north of Mount Qomolangma.
Climbing Route of Changtse Mountain

October 14, 1982 West German team climbed up from the southeast ridge route of Changtse Mountain. In 1986, the Japanese team created a wall climbing route.

Southeast ridge route: Forward along the ridge to the southeast mountain camp is divided into 3 camps, is characterized by a gentle slope, but the route is simple, route length. Spring snow less, the ice and ice rock mixed terrain, the greater the risk, the technical requirements of the team members are higher; fall snow depth, physical exertion. The southeast ridge is suitable for autumn climbing.
Northeast wall route: Also set up 3 camps, advance mountain camp, north to the north through the bottom of the glacier, directly on the climb. North glacier cracks route is complex, but the southeast Ridge Route marching short distance, fast speed. The snow depth in the northeast part of the wall is prone to avalanche. Spring snow less, hanging glaciers are not developed, cracks are obvious, easy to distinguish; fall snow depth, hanging glacier development, prone to avalanche. The Northeast wall is suitable for spring climbing.

Attraction Transportation:

 Tingri County Transportation

You can choose either self-driving traveling or take public transportation. According to your beginning place, there may be different ways to go to Tingri County. There are two main lines available below.

  • Lhasa- Shigatse- Tingri County

You can reach Lhasa by air or train. Then take a bus to Tingri County.

  • Shigatse- Tingri County

You can also take a specific train to Shigatse and take a bus to Tingri County.

 Attraction Travel Tips:

  1. Traveling Hours: 2 or 3 days
  2. Traveling Seasons: June to September
  3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content.
  4. Pay attention to prepare some cold weather gear like a hat, gloves, a scarf and a thick winter coat.
  5. Dry season is better than rainy season (Jun-Sep) for mountaineering;
  6. The Border Permit is required to enter the mountain; as it is less convenient to apply for one in Tibet, it is suggested to obtain the permit ahead of the travelling.