DeniSandu Bari Mountain in Lhorong County, Chamdo
Chinese Name: 德尼桑都八日神山
English Name: DeniSandu Bari Mountain in Lhorong County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Lhorong County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About DeniSandu Bari Mountain
DeniSandu Bari Mountain（德尼桑都八日神山）is located in Jiuxiu Village（久休村）, Mali Town（马利镇）, Lhorong County（洛隆县）, Chamdo Prefecture（昌都市）, Tibet Autonomous Region. It not only has its own unique shape, but also has the beautiful legends. The left side of the mountain is like the heart of a yak, which has just been split open with a sharp knife, and the red mountains are split in half from the middle. Legend has it that the Tibetan hero, King Gesar（格萨尔王）, opened a warehouse for the benefit of the world. There are many “Casa”（嚓萨）—the Buddha statues which are shaped with the mud with the natural work on the mountain surface, as well as the longevity springs and longevity vials.
Located in the Bangda Grassland, the Chamdo Bangda Airport is the world’s highest airport and has the longest runway. It is 136 kilometers (84.5 miles) from Chamdo County. As the first lateral airport in Tibet, Chamdo Bangda Airport started to be built in 1993 and finished in October, 1994. At present, it has air routes to/from domestic cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa, Tianjin, Xian, and Xining; meanwhile, flights to/from Nepal are also operated at this airport.
Passengers can take airport shuttle bus to Lhorong County from the airport.
The airport inquiry number is +86 0895-4821004.
The Prefecture is over 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) from Chengdu and over 1,100 kilometers (684 miles) from Lhasa. Every week at least three buses travel between Qamdo and the two cities. Apart from regular buses, the tourist bureau sometimes sends special buses to Lhasa for visitors. They do not drive at night, so the whole journey may take five or six days. For individual tourists, hiring passing cars, mostly freight cars, is the best choice. These cars usually pick up passengers at the bus station in Lhorong County, and visitors can negotiate the details with the drivers.
Attraction Travel Tips
- Traveling Hours: one day
- Traveling Seasons: June to October.
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
- 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.
- Owing to the long distance and circuitous route, it is better to head for the attraction in the early morning.
- Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.