Coqen River in Coqen County, Ngari

Chinese Name: 措勤河
English Name: Coqen River in Coqen County, Ngari
Location: Located in Coqen County, Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

Basic Information of Coqen River

Coqen River(措勤河)originates from Transhimalaya Mountain range(冈底斯山脉) in Coqen County(措勤县), Ngari Prefecture(阿里地区), Tibet Autonomous Region. It is 253 kilometers long and at its source is about 6,000 meters above sea level. The slope is steep. The middle reaches of the river are known as Yuchazangbu, which is about 97 kilometers long, and the terrain is flat in this section. Coqen River Measures rafting is another flavor, because generally drifting impressed everyone from the gap between the larger drainage drift from upstream to downstream, which is very exciting. From the hydropower station to Coqen River border is about 23 kilometers. The elevation difference is less than 100 meters, while the water is very slow and shallow, which is a bit less exciting. But it is a unique way of leisure rafting. Along the whole journey, visitors can appreciate the coastal water birds and flocks of cattle and sheep. The purpose of Coqen River rafting is to visit the lake in a unique way, which will definitely arouse visitors’ interests. In addition, drifting in Coqen River will be very safe with the measures of Coqen County tourism bureau.

Attraction Transportation

Naqu District 206 line runs through the Coqen County. There are Xinjiang Tibet highway in the south and the District Lane 301 line in the north. The highway traffic system is perfect; visitors can choose self-driving tour in Coqen County. There are 724.2 km from Ngari to Coqen County and it will spend 17 hours for driving.  Tourist can travel to Ngari by air firstly and then transfer to Coqen County by long-distance bus, which is the major choice. 

Attraction Travel Tips

  1. Traveling Hours: 3 hours
  2. Traveling Seasons:  summer and autumn.
  3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
  4. As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
  5. Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.