Yiji Snow Mountain in Riwoqe County, Chamdo
Chinese Name: 益吉神山
English Name: Yiji Snow Mountain in Riwoqe County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Riwoqe County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Yiji Snow Mountain
Yiji Snow Mountain（益吉神山）is located in Xue’a Village（乡学阿行政村）, Jiasangka Township（甲桑卡乡）, Riwoqe County（类乌齐县）, Chamdo Prefecture（昌都市）, Tibet Autonomous Region, and the junction of Nangqian County（囊谦县）of Qinghai Province and Jiqu Township（吉曲乡）with an altitude of 5700 meters. Based on the historical records, religious master padmasambhava had to preach in the monastery, and buried in the mountains a lot of religious doctrine and classic, and leave the footprints and figure of Buddha on the rocks. For this long time, the masses have been consecrated to the sacred mountain, and to do the mountain circling activities.
Yiji Snow Mountain foot is the dense virgin forest while the mountain top shows a totally different view. The mountainside is covered with the green grassland, which the mountaintop is composed of rocks; the mountain is steep and magnificent. In the summer, when the rainfall is large, the waterfall, which is about seven or eighty meters down from the top of the mountain, is very spectacular. And the plant seeds such as cypress seeds can be found in the waterfall, adding to the mysterious color of Yiji Snow Mountain. At the top of the mountain there is a spring, proved by the masses drinking has obvious therapeutic effect to disease of the stomach, so Yiji Snow Mountain in Chamdo, Kham District and even the entire Tibet enjoys a high reputation, every year there are a lot of people to the revolving around mountains pilgrimage.
China National Highway 214
China National Highway 317
How to Get to Qamdo Riwoqe County
Located in the Bangda Grassland, the Chamdo Bangda Airport is the world’s highest airport and has the longest runway. It is 136 kilometers (84.5 miles) from Chamdo County. As the first lateral airport in Tibet, Chamdo Bangda Airport started to be built in 1993 and finished in October, 1994. At present, it has air routes to/from domestic cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lhasa, Tianjin, Xian, and Xining; meanwhile, flights to/from Nepal are also operated at this airport.
Passengers can take airport shuttle bus to Riwoqe County from the airport.
The airport inquiry number is +86 0895-4821004.
The Prefecture is over 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) from Chengdu and over 1,100 kilometers (684 miles) from Lhasa. Every week at least three buses travel between Qamdo and the two cities. Apart from regular buses, the tourist bureau sometimes sends special buses to Lhasa for visitors. It usually takes 10 days from Lhasa to visit Riwoqe.
Attraction Travel Tips
- Traveling Hours: one day
- Traveling Seasons: June to September.
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
- As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
- Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.