Ganbala Mountain in Nagarze County, Lhoka (Shannan)

Chinese Name: 甘巴拉山
English Name: Ganbala Mountain in Nagarze County, Lhoka
Location: Located in Nagarze County, Lhoka Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Ganbala Mountain

Mount Ganbala(甘巴拉山)which means the mountain that cannot be exceeded in Tibetan language is located in the saddle of Lagui Gangri Mountain(拉轨岗日山). It is the boundary between Nagarze County(浪卡子县)and Gonggar County(贡嘎县)at an altitude of 5374 meters, which is famous snow mountain in Tibet. Every day the sun raise, the sunshine will light up Mount Ganbala firstly. There is a famous Yanghu(羊湖)pumped storage power plant(抽水蓄能电厂)on the northwest side of Ganbala Mountain.

The Attractions of Ganbala Mountain

From the foot of Ganbala Mountain to the mountain pass, is it is a long winding road, 25 kilometers, which is said to have 5030 meters long. Visitors can overlook Yangzhuo Yongcuo Lake(羊卓雍错)which looks like a jasper from the mountain pass and the majestic Ningjin Kangsha Peak(宁金抗沙峰). Surrounded by rolling hills, the continuous mountains combined with the vast blue sky at the end of the horizon capture millions of visitors’ eyes. The Clear River and poetic mountains form a picture of the jade pool wonderland in the sky. Place yourself among them; your soul will be definitely hooked by the magnificent Ganbala Mountain.

Attraction Transportation

The highway traffic system is perfect; visitors can choose self-driving tour in Nagarze County. The closest airport is Gongga Airport. Tourist can also travel to Nagarze County by air firstly and then transfer to long-distance bus or self-driving which is the major choice. 

Attraction Travel Tips

  1. Traveling Hours: 2 to 3 hours
  2. Traveling Seasons: June to August
  3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content.
  4. Pay attention to prepare some necessities for the cold weather like the hat, gloves, scarf and thick winter coat and so on.
  5. Please try you best to respect the local folk customs, especially their religious belief and taboos when you traveling in Tibet.