Zhangmu Town Overview

‣ Where is Zhangmu

Zhangmu Town lies in the southern piedmont of the median Himalayas, about 776 km. (482 mi.) away from the capital of Tibet Lhasa. It also borders Nepal to the south. Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge is only more 10 km(6 miles) away and another 100 km (62 miles)'s drive will lead you into the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. After the completion of the Sino-Nepal Road, it has become the most welcome attraction for visitors and traders. Visitors come mainly for climbing up the lofty mountain, appreciating the heavenly sights, or pilgrimage at its holiness. However, for the particular location, Zhangmu Town itself can form an interesting array of scenery for the visitors.

‣ Basic Information of Zhangmu

Chinese Name: 樟木镇

● Zip code: 858400

● Dialing code: (+86) 08076


The climate in Zhangmu is warm and temperate. There is significant rainfall throughout the year in Zhangmu. Even the driest month still has a lot of rainfall. The average temperature in Zhangmu is 18.1 C. The average annual rainfall is 1569 mm.The driest month is December. There is 48 mm of precipitation in December. Most precipitation falls in April, with an average of 200 mm.

‣ Residence

There are hotels in the Town full of camphor wood, there are also some family hotels operated by local residents, which is full of the national characteristics, and it is loved by Chinese and foreign tourists.

‣ Attractions

Zhangmu Port: Located at the Sino-Nepal border of the south of the Himalayas, it is the only land trade port in Tibet

Liuquan Waterfall: It's a quiet and comfortable place with blue sky, white clouds like a paradise.

Mt. Himalaya: The Himalayas inhabited by 52.7 million people are spread across five countries: India, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Pakistan, with the first three countries having sovereignty over most of the range.

‣ Zhangmu  Transportation

There is no airport in Zhangmu Town, but visitors can go to Shigatse by plane and then transfer to Nyalam County by long-distance bus. In general, there are some cars to Zhangmu Town. During the tourist season, Zhangmu Town has long distance buses to Lhasa, Shigatse, which takes about 18 hours. Its departure time is fixed, every week there are about two to three buses. What's more, it is easier to charter a car or thumb a lift. Meanwhile, there are buses that are used to send foreign visitors out of the Town.