Nyalam County Attractions
Brief Introduction of Nyalam
Nyalam County belongs to the Mt. Everest Natural Reserve. It is rich in plant & animal resources, hydropower resources and tourism resources. The breathtaking natural landscapes and mild climate here attract a large number of tourists every year. It has been regarded as the best place for acclimatization before heading toward places with higher altitude, such as Mt. Everest Base Camp.
Attractions of Nyalam County
The only cultural sight close to Nyalam is Miarepa's Cave. Milarepa was a famous Buddhist mystic and composer of songs (Tibet's St Francis of Assisi) who lived in the late 11 and early 12 centuries. During his time spent in long meditation in this cave he renounced all luxuries and survived on a diet of local weeds (famously turning green as a result).The cave is signposted "Milaraba Buddist Practice Cave" and is 10km north of Nyalam, at Gangka village.
Lhotse, after Mount Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga. Part of the Everest massif, Lhotse is connected to the latter peak via the South Col. Lhotse means “South Peak” in Tibetan.
Peikucuo Lake is the largest lake in Shigatse area, covering an area of 300 km².
Shishapangma, also called Gosainthān, is the 14th highest mountain in the world at 8,027 metres (26,335 ft) above sea level. It was the last 8,000 metre peak to be climbed, due to its location entirely within Tibet and the restrictions on visits by foreign travelers to the region imposed by authorities of the Government of China and of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge(中尼友谊桥)
The Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge is a bridge spanning the Sun Kosi river, linking Kodari in Sindhulpalchok District, Nepal and Zhangmu, China.
The beautiful Zhangmu Port, also known as Kasa, is Tibetan border town about 10 km (6 miles) inland from the Bhotekoshi or "Sun River". Located on a mountainside with subtropical climate, Zhangmu Port is surrounded by lush greenery and damp fresh air.