Zhujiao Mountain in Karub District, Chamdo
Chinese Name: 朱角山
English Name: Zhujiao Mountain in Karub District, Chamdo
Location: Located in Karub District, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Zhujiao Mountain
Zhujiao Mountain（朱角山）is located in Karub District（卡若区）, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, on No. 317 national highway, about 40 kilometers from the county seat. There are elegant and beautiful mountains, clear water, ancient woods, and verdant vegetation. On the half mountainside of Zhujiao Mountain, the ancient cypress trees of the Tang dynasty can be found, which is estimated to be more than 1,300 years old. It is the birthday star of the world’s cypress trees. This provides valuable material for studying the formation and change of ancient climate and other scientific researches. Opposite Zhujiao Mountain, there is a dam, called the Jika（揖卡）, in which there is a summer resort of the fourth largest living Buddha Jiala（加拉）. The scenery is beautiful and the climate is pleasant, it is the most ideal place to play in the dam. In the valley on the north of the dam, there are several seasonal hot springs.
Chamdo Bangdad Airport, situated in Chengdu and at an altitude of 4300 m above sea level is the highest airport in the world. It has now started takes traffic from Lhasa airport. Qamdo town is around 128 km away from here that you can travel by road.
Road transportation is more preferred than air travel. Buses to all the major cities of Tibet originate from here. There is also a connection to cities of China and Nepal.
Taxis are the major mode of transport in the city. You can also avail the services of pedi-cabs that you might more suitable to explore the city.
Attraction Travel Tips
- Traveling Hours: one day
- Traveling Seasons: summer.
- 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.