Zogang County Tibet Tours
As the Top Tibet tour operator, MysteriousTibet promises to present the ultimate travel experience to world-wide tourists via a galaxy of carefully-engineered tour products. Our quality service begins as our thoughtful travel consultants handle your emails to inquire a customized Tibet tour. And throughout the tour, they will together with our client service manager in Qamdo Zogang County provide back-up service for you.
All our seasoned Tibetan guides are well-trained and hospitable. They are ready to help you out whenever you have difficulties touring in Tibet Zogang County. Meanwhile, ensuring a pleasant and safe tour on the extreme plateau is our primary concerns. To that end, we listen to your need and keep improving our tour service and optimize the tour products.
Group Tour Safty & Comfort: Over 3 years experienced Tibetan tour guide with fluent English; Oxygen supply & daily health check; Travel insurance covering altitude sickness and unexpected accident; Hand-picked restaurants to guarantee food safety.
Highlights of Zogang County
Dongba Folk House: Dongba Folk House(东坝民居), looks like a majestic monastery, with high artistic value.
Pabala Lake: Pabala Lake(帕巴拉神湖), many eminent monks come here to offer a sacrifice to Pabala Lake, meanwhile, the living Buddha Pabala of Qiangbalin Monastery(强巴林寺) also come here to view the lake, so the lake is called Pabala Lake(帕巴拉神湖).
Three Monasteries of Zogang County: Three Monasteries of Zogang County(左贡三大寺), which are Zogang Monastery (左贡寺), Tuka Monastery(土卡寺), and Tiantuo Monastery(田妥寺), the biggest one Zogang Monastery (左贡寺) built on Xiangbi Mountain(象鼻山) looks like the Potala Palace.
Zhonglinka Ancient Tombs: Zhonglinka Ancient Tombs(中林卡古墓群) is famous for its numerous sarcophagus belonging to Neolithic period.
Bitu Scenic Spot: Bitu Scenic Spot(碧土风景区), Yuqu River is running through Zogang County, three consecutive 180°river bends formed a beautiful scenic area in Bitu Town.
Wild Vineyard of Dongba: Wild Vineyard of Dongba(东坝野生葡萄园), Farms, Dongba Township(东坝乡), Zogang County, Qamdo Prefecture, Tibet Tibetan Aut. Region.
Useful Qamdo Zogang County Travel Notes
1. How to Plan Qamdo Zogang County Travel
Usually, tourists will firstly go to Lhasa, capital of Tibet, where they can get acclimatization and visit landmarks such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and stroll in Barkhor Street etc. And Lhasa is the best stopover to Qamdo, because you can take a direct flight to Qamdo from Lhasa within 1.5 hours or drive to Qamdo via Nyingchi experiencing idyllic scenery in Tibet during transit. Extra two more days will be taken to watch marvelous Namjarbrawa Peak, word famous Yarlung Tsongpo Canyon, and enjoy beautiful peach blossom in Nyingchi if you are interested in. Then keep driving on G318 Hwy to view Ranwu Lake and Laigu Glaciers in Ranru Town, Qamdo Prefecture, later go to Qamdo City to view monastery, grassland and historic relics. You can fly or drive back to Lhasa for return journey or take a direct flight from Qamdo to inland cities like Chengdu to explore more Chinese culture and landscape.
2. Wearing and Packages
Packing everything well is very helpful during your plateau travel. Don’t forget your most important passport and permits, and then you should pack your thick cloths, sunscreen, daily medicines, camera and etc. into two bags, a large one and a small carry-on bag. Better dress in layers and long sleeves for huge temperature change between day and night and strong ultraviolet. A pair of comfortable hiking shoes is needed too.
3. High Altitude Sickness Tips
The average altitude of Qamdo is about 3,500 meters, little bit lower than Lhasa but higher than Nyingchi areas. Every tourist is suggested to have a physical examination before travelling to Tibet. During the journey, drink enough water, keep a good diet and mental state, do reasonable relaxing walking instead of intense activities. Get acclimation in lower places and avoid strenuous activities in some high elevated attractions like Galden Jampaling Monastery (4,000m).
4. Necessary Permits for Visiting Qamdo Zogang County
Tibet Entry Permit (also called Tibet Travel Permit) issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau is a must have for all Tibet tours. If you want to visit Qamdo Zogang County, more permits like Alien’s Travel Permit and Military Permit are obligatory as well. Foreigner tourists are not allowed to travel to Tibet alone unless accompanied by local Tibetan guide and driver, so you can book Tibet tour packages from MysteriousTibet to supply those permits and arrange your Tibet tour for you.