Gyaca County Overview

Gyaca County belongs to Lhoka City, south-east of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is located in the longitude 92°14′-93°07′, latitude between 28°49′-29°43′. Tourists not only can enjoy natural scenery, but also can visit the Buddha shrine in Gyaca County. The Chinese herbal medicine resources are very rich in Gyaca County such as Cordyceps, Fritillaria, gentian, angelica, Codonopsis and Saussurea involucrata . 

 Basic Information of Gyaca County

  • Chinese Name: 加查县
  • Opening Time: All Day Long
  • Areas: 4,646 km²
  • Population: 21,608
  • Dialing code: (+86) 0893
  • Zip code: 856400

Climate in Gyaca County

Gyaca County belongs to semi arid monsoon climate zone. It has abundant sunshine, strong radiation and great temperature difference. The annual average temperature is 8.9 ℃. The annual frost free period is 149 days and average annual rainfall is 492.7 mm. Natural disasters are floods, hail, frost, drought, diseases and insect pests. The floods are main natural disasters; the hail averaged 3 times a year and centered in 7~8 months. 

Attractions in Gyaca County

  • Lhamo La-tso Lake(拉木纳错湖):it is a small oval oracle lake where senior Tibetan monks of the Gelug sect go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations of the Dalai Lamas. Other pilgrims also come to seek visions. It is considered to be the most sacred lake in Tibet and also known as “The Life-Spirit-Lake of the Goddess”.
  • Buladan Mountain( 布拉丹山):5088 meters above sea level, it is the only way which must be passed to Gyaca County. In May and June, tourists can enjoy blooming azalea, Tibet unique flower Sue Roma Bbu(苏罗玛布) and bang Jin Mei flower(邦锦梅朵).
  • Turret Site of Nuomi Village(诺米村碉楼遗址):3350 meters above sea level, it was built on the cliff and near the Yarlung Zangbo River. It is mainly wood and stone structure building with the history over 700 years.
  • Chokorgyel Monastery(琼果杰寺):this monastery is situated between three mountains. It was originally built in a triangular form to reflect the symbolism of its position at the confluence of three rivers and surrounded by three mountains and also represents the conjunction of the three elements of water, earth and fire, as well as the female principle of Palden Lhamo in the form of an inverted triangle.
  • Cuijiu Valley(崔久沟):its upper reaches are snow capped mountains, lakes and grassland scenery, including Lhamo La-tso Lake, Nayu River Canyon and Jieluola Mountain; the middle reaches are famous for its Chokorgyel landscape and religious temple. It is the growth of Cordyceps militaris fertile soil and tourists paradise; the lower reaches are abundant in rapids and waterfall. 
  • Dabu Xiazhulin Temple(达布夏珠林寺):Jiacha means sermon and practice place. It is famous for expounding the texts of Buddhism and it is Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Nayu River Canyon(那玉河谷): 4600 meters above sea level, it's known as the abode of immortals. There is a lush pasture and people here are warm and hospitable. 
  • Nierke Waterfall(涅尔喀大瀑布): the waterfall flew down from the boulders and the scenery is very magnificent. There is a shiny black stone near the fall. When you break an egg in the stone, it will be cooked after a few minutes.

Travel tips

•The Best Travel Time: from August to September 

•Avoid High Altitude Sickness: because of the high altitudes climatic conditions of Gyaca County, 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. In addition, bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content, like chocolate for fluid loss and energy consumption usually accompany the acclimatization process. Above all, taking a good rest is the most important.

Due to Tibetan elevation and strong UV, you had better bring sunglasses, gloves and high-quality sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher with you to avoid any direct exposure to the sun.

‣ Please try you best to respect the local folk customs, especially their religious belief and taboos when you traveling in Tibet.

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