Purog Kangri Glacier in Shuanghu County, Nagqu
English Name: Purog Kangri Glacier
Location: Located in Shuanghu County(双湖县), Nagqu Prefecture(那曲市),Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Admission fee: Free
Opening hours: All day
About Purog Kangri Glacier
Purog Kangri Glacier is the third largest glacier in the world covering 422 square kilometers (the other two are South Pole and North Pole). It locates 560 kilometers from Nagchu Town in Tibet.
History and Development of Purog Kangri Glacier
In 2009, scientists from the US and China firstly discovered the glacier. They also found some deserts and lakes around the glacier. Since then, both domestic and international experts have paid a lot of attention to it. And it has become a hot research spot.
Main Attractions- Purog Kangri Glacier
You can climb the glacier and see the different scenes.
You can reach Shuanghu by train, plane or bus. Meanwhile, the transportation is very convenient in Shuanghu such as metro, bus and ship, which can help you reach everywhere in the city. We will provide you with a comprehensive guide to Shuanghu, giving you a perfect travel service at your leisure.
Attraction Travel Tips
1. Traveling Hours: 1 day
2. Traveling Seasons: All year
3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water and some thick clothes, eating more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and so on.
4. Taking some good professional climbing equipments and trying to participate as a team in order to your safety.
5.the glacier is melting day by day because of global warming. So if you want to visit it, remember to get a permit from local police station in advance and hire an experienced guide.