Gamba County Overview

About Gamba County

Gamba County which means "a village near the snow mountain" is located in the southwest border of China, the southern part of Tibet autonomous region. The capital lies at Gamba or Kamba which has a noted military facility. It is 307 kilometers away from Shigatse city and 580 kilometers away from Lhasa city. 

In Chinese: 岗巴县
In Pinyin: Gǎngbā Xiàn
Administrative Division Code : 542338
Phone Area Code :0892
The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate : 藏D
The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 542327
Area Coverage: 4100 square kilometers
Population : 10,000 persons (by the end of 2003)


Gamba County belongs to semiarid plateau temperate monsoon climate zone. The annual average temperature is 1.5℃.At an average temperature of 9.2 °C, July is the hottest month of the year. At -8 °C on average, January is the coldest month of the year. Annual frost free period is 60 days and the annual sunshine hours in 3200 hours. 

Attractions in Gamba County

Qudiannima Temple(曲典尼玛寺): about 40 kilometers from Gamba county, in the southwest of Himalaya mountain, it has a history of one thousand and two hundred years. 

Gamba Castle(岗巴古堡): built on the border of a rugged hill, in the cold war years, it was Gamba important military fortifications

Lamujiacuo(措姆加措): According to the legend, people can see their future when they pray to this lake. There is also a natural pasture near the lack, tourists can enjoy the rural scenery. 

Naijiaqiemu Cave Temple(乃甲切木石窟寺): as the second stone cave temples found in Tibet, its discovery expanded the distribution scope of Grottoes in China and enriched the content of Tibet grotto art. Tourists can enjoy the Buddhist murals in this temple.

Measured Stone Cave(量过洞): it has two meters long and  it's too narrow for one person to pass.

Travel Tips

  1. Due to the high altitudes climatic conditions of Tibet, visitors should pay attention to the prevention and cure of the syndromes including headache, dizziness, flustered, shortness of breath, the plateau response, especially people who have chronic respiratory disease or cardiovascular disease.
  2. Bring a good, broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF factor and a high SPF lip sunscreen to protect your lips too.
  3. Please try you best to respect the local folk customs, especially their religious belief and taboos when you traveling in Tibet.
  4. Don’t touch Tibetan’s head and shoulder without permission.

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