Gangga Town Overview
Chinese Name: 岗嘎镇 English IPA: gǎnggā zhèn Location: Gangga is a town in southern Tibet Population (city): with a population of around 523 Language: Tibetan language and mandarin Chinese Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Gangga is a town in southern Tibet. It is in Tingri County, Shigatse Prefecture with a population of around 523. It is often used as a base by mountain climbers preparing to ascend Mount Everest or Cho Oyu.
Highlights of Gangga Town
· The Monument of Mount Everest National Nature Reserve(珠穆朗玛峰国家级自然保护区纪念碑)
· 12 Monasteries: a Gelug monastery which was completely destroyed but is being restored.
· Spectacular Views: It is known for its spectacular views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Makalu, and Cho Oyu, which comprise four of the six highest mountains in the world.
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Gangga Town Attractions
Gangga is a town in southern Tibet. It is in Tingri County, Shigatse Prefecture with a population of around 523. It is often used as a base by mountain climbers preparing to ascend Mount Everest or Cho Oyu. Attractions of Gangga Town · The Monument of Mount Everest National Nature Reserve(珠穆朗玛峰国家级自然保护区纪念碑) · 12 Monasteries: a Gelug monastery which was completely destroyed but is being restored. · Spectacular Views: It is known for its spectacular views of Mount Everest, Mount [...]
Gangga Town Tours
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Climate & When to Go
Gangga Town is a small town approximately 60 km north-west of Mount Everest and just over 50 km from the Nepali border in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It is at an altitude of about 4,300 metres. The old Shekar Dorje Dzong, or fort, is above the new town and used to enclose Shekar Chode, a Gelug monastery which was completely destroyed but is being restored. It is known for its spectacular views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount [...]
Public Transportation - Bus to Shigatse About six decades ago, the transportation in Shigatse was somewhat primitive, mainly relying on animals like yaks. However, this situation has gone forever. The transportation in and around Shigatse has been greatly improved. Shigatse even has become the transportation hub for central Tibet. There are three bus stations in Shigatse City, offering buses linking Shigatse to Lhasa and other places around Tibet. A lot of travellers take a bus from Lhasa to Shigatse [...]
Festivals and Activities
There are many different Tibetan festivals and events. Gtsang New Year, Buddha Unfolding Festival, Linka Festival, Gyangtse Horse Race Festival, and Ongkor Festival. Other festivals are associated with Buddhist monasteries and local traditions and customs. So a Tibet Shigatse Gangga Town tour, especially one including a minority festival, is the ideal way to experience the culture of Tibet. Festivals in Shigatse · Gtsang New Year Gtsang New Year in Tibetan calendar, also called “Farmers’ New Year”, starts on the 1st [...]
Shigatse Gangga Town Travel Advice As Shigatse Gangga Town is a remote place with high elevation, getting enough Gangga Town travel advice will greatly help you to plan and finish a wonderful trip to Tibet Gangga Town. By our several years of experience in organizing Tibet travel teams, here we share some useful information with you. Best Travel Time to Shigatse Gangga Town Due to its high elevation, the climate of Gangga Town is quite hard, with a temperature range from -25 [...]
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Gangga Town Accommodation
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