Nyenchen Tanglha Glacier in Baingoin County, Nagqu

Chinese Name: 念青唐古拉冰川
English Name: Nyenchen Tanglha Glacier
Location: Located in Nyainqentanglha mountains, Baingoin County, Nagqu
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Nyenchen Tanglha Glacier in Baingoin County, Nagqu

Nyenchen Tanglha Glacier is located in Baingoin County. The glacier area is 7536 square kilometers, and the average annual glacier melt water is 14 billion 943 million cubic meters. The south part of this glaciers is the China’s largest oceanic glacier named Kaqin Glacier(卡钦冰川). The fluctuation of glacier is changed quickly and the erosion force, carrying capacity are very strong. The snowline often at an altitude of 4500-5700 meters. The glacier upstream in general have a broad basin and some special Glaciated terrain. Visitors can see the ice with glittering and translucent shine which looks just like the huge ivory jade. Sometimes it is magnificent with the spectacular snow mountains and the imposing and beautiful glaciers. Sometimes Nyenchen Tanglha Glacier is elegant with the natural pastures and the lush green mountains. The glacier stream runs down with the sounds of the snow water, the glacier and the rolling stones like the thunder.

Attraction Transportation: 

Visitors can take long-distance bus or choose self-driving from Baingoin County. Nyenchen Tanglha Glacier is in the Nyainqentanglha mountains range. What’s more, please pay attention to weather conditions. In the rainy season (July & August), cars often get struck in the mud and delays happen frequently. 

Attraction Tips: 

  • Traveling Hours: 2 or 3 hours
  • Traveling Seasons: March to October
  • High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content
  • Bring a good, broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF factor and a high SPF lip sunscreen to protect your lips too.
  • Please stay in a safe situation when you try to enjoy the spectacular scene.