Deqing Pozhang Mountain in Riwoqe County, Chamdo

Chinese Name: 德庆颇章神山
English Name: Deqing Pozhang Mountain in Riwoqe County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Riwoqe County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Deqing Pozhang Mountain

Deqing Pozhang Mountain(德庆颇章神山), commonly known as “Riwoqe”, in Tibetan language means the mountain, from the name of the mountain to place names, from the name of the place to the county name. The mountain is located near Riwoqe Town(类乌齐镇), Riwoqe County(类乌齐县), Chamdo Prefecture(昌都市), Tibet Autonomous Region, 30 kilometers away from the county seat. Walk in Deqing Pozhang Mountain, visitors can see the green mountains and clear water, the elegant environment, the birds and the flowers, and hear the birds sing as well as the water murmuring. The mountain is not high, and the road is more suitable for hiking. On every June 15th of the Tibetan calendar, local people of the far and near will put on their festival costumes, brought enough food and wine to together with the younger one, and the whole family to worship the sacred mountain.

The Festival of Deqing Pozhang Mountain

Zhongque Festival(仲确节)is the oldest traditional festivals in Riwoqe area, according to the Tibetan language interpretation, as the “ritual practice day”, held in every June 15th of Tibetan calendar. According to legend is in memory of the Kagyu sect monk Wujin Gongbu(乌金贡布)for him presided over Chajiema main hall(查杰玛大殿). It is said that anyone who wishes to make a wealth during the Zhongque Festival will get his wish. Now, the festival has evolved into a combination of religious rituals and material trade and entertainers’ performances, so it is also known as the material trade festival.

Attraction Transportation

China National Highway 214
China National Highway 317

How to Get to Qamdo Riwoqe County

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 Riwoqe 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. It usually takes 10 days from Lhasa to visit Riwoqe.

Attraction Travel Tips

  1. Traveling Hours: one day
  2. Traveling Seasons: June to September.
  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.