Comté Gêrzê

Gêrzê County is located in Ngari Prefecture of the western-central Tibet Autonomous Region of China, with a total area of 135,600 square kilometers. The county is rich in tourism resources, mainly including natural landscape and cultural heritages.

Highlights of Gêrzê County

Natural Landscape

▪ Mami Lake(麻米湖) is located in Mami Township, 90 kilometers away from Gêrzê County. It is known as the right eye of the fabled Lake Manasorovar and is one of the most famous holy lakes in China.

▪ The Northern Eco-tourism Scenic Spot(北部生态旅游景区) which has a large number of plateau lakes, meadows, snowy mountains and wildlife resources is an ideal place for exploration, scientific examination and sightseeing.

▪ Dongcuo(洞错)which means the bleak lake, is located in Gêrzê County, Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region. Dongcuo Lake covers an area of 87.7 square kilometers with an altitude of 4,396 meters.

▪ Luobu Kangla Monastery(罗布拉康寺) is located in the verdant mountains of Dongcuo Town, Gêrzê County, Ngari Prefecture. When you see the white tower, you can see the monastery with towers on the hills. There is a valuable Tibetan medicine factory in the monastery.

▪ Chabocuo(查波措) which means the rock lake is located in Gêrzê County Ngari Prefecture. Covering an area of 32 square kilometers, Chabocuo Lake is 4,505 meters above sea level. There are natural pastures, wild yaks and Tibetan antelopes in the lake area.

▪ Chanacuo (查那措)means black rock lake in Tibetan Language, which is located in Gêrzê County, Ngari Prefecture. It is 4,543 meters above sea level with an area of four square kilometers.

▪ Bairebucuo(拜惹布措) means lucky lake in Tibetan Language which is situated in Gêrzê County, Ngari Prefecture with an altitude of 4,958 meters and a total area of 122 square kilometers. There is naked carp produced in the salt water lake with the natural pastures, yaks and Tibetan sheep in the lakeshore.

Cultural heritage

▪ Luobu Kangla Monastery(罗布拉康寺) is located in the verdant mountains of Dongcuo Town, Gêrzê County, Ngari Prefecture. When you see the white tower, you can see the monastery with towers on the hills. There is a valuable Tibetan medicine factory in the monastery.

▪ Xianqianlian Ruins(先遣乡) Located in the land of advance, about 140 kilometers away from the county, Xianqianlian Ruins is an important cultural landscape for the development of red tourism and patriotic education base in China.

▪ Zhajiang Monastery(扎江寺): Located in Gêrzê County, Zhajiang Monastery is one of the larger Monasteries which belong to the Kagyu sect. The architectural style has the characteristics of Tibetan Buddhist monastery architecture, which combines the characteristics of Tibetan and Chinese architecture, and is an important platform for understanding the burial culture.

▪ Mami Monastery(麻米寺) is located in Guchang Valley, Mami Town, Gêrzê County with a history of nearly 800 years. It is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist temples in Gêrzê County. The temple collects many Tibetan Buddhist scriptures and other books. It is the window to understand the culture of Tibetan Buddhism.

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    Comté Gêrzê Attractions

    Gêrzê County, a wonderful and brilliant district famous for its attractive natural landscapes and brilliant cultural relics, has dozens of attractions to appeal the visitors including: Dongcuo Lake(洞错), Mami Lake(麻米湖), The Northern Eco-tourism Scenic Spot(北部生态旅游景区), Xianqianlian Ruins(先遣乡遗址), Zhajiang Monastery(扎江寺), Mami Monastery(麻米寺), Luobu Kangla Monastery(罗布拉康寺), Chabocuo(查波措), Chanacuo (查那措), Bairebucuo(拜惹布措), etc. Natural Landscape ▪ Mami Lake(麻米湖) is located in Mami Township, 90 kilometers away from Gêrzê County. It is known as the right eye of the fabled Lake Manasorovar and is one of the most famous holy lakes in China. ▪ The [...]

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    Comté Gêrzê Tours

    Gêrzê County tours not only allow you to explore the brilliant Tibetan culture & authentic Tibetan customs, but also allow you to appreciate the natural charm of Tibet. We list the following Gêrzê County tour packages that may interest you. Tailor-made tours are flexible and based on your personal preference. Gêrzê County group tours are also available, which covers the popular tourist sites in Tibet. Start your trip to Gêrzê County now. Here we list some attractive highlights in Gêrzê County for visitors to [...]

    Climate & When to Go

    Climate & When to Go, Comté Gêrzê , China Climate & When to Go

    Gêrzê County belongs to the plateau subalpine monsoon climate zone, which is drought with strong wind, large difference in temperature day and night and long sunshine duration. There are hail, snow accumulation, drought, sandstorm and other destructive weather in Gêrzê County. Climate data for Gêrzê Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °C (°F) −3 (27) −1 (30) 3 (37) 7 (45) 13 (55) 18 (64) 20 (68) 18 (64) 15 (59) 8 (46) 2 (36) −2 (28) 8.2 (46.6) Average low °C (°F) −22 (−8) −19 (−2) −14 (7) −10 (14) −4 (25) 2 (36) 5 (41) 5 (41) 2 (36) −9 (16) −16 (3) −21 (−6) −8.4 (16.9) Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.0 (0.039) 1.1 (0.043) 0.5 [...]

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    Transportation

    Transportation, Comté Gêrzê , China Transportation

    Ngari is with high elevation and harsh natural conditions, there are only one air route Chengdu-Lhasa-Ngari and only several months suitable for driving. Ngari Kunsha airport was opened in 2010, there is only one route Chengdu- Lhasa - Ngari by Air China in every Tuesday and Friday. It takes two hours from Chengdu to Lhasa, stop 40-50 minutes, and then fly 1 hour 40 minutes from Lhasa to Ngari. Kunsha Airport is [...]

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    Festivales et Activités

    Tibetan New Year Festival The present Tibetan Calendar regards 1027 as the first year of an era. Tibetan New Year Festival is the first day of New Year. Tibetan New Year Festival is the grandest and most solemn festival in Tibet. There is a series of entertainment activities will be held during Tibet New Year Festival. In most prefectures of Tibet, the Tibetan New Year Festival is held on January 1st in Tibetan Calendar. But Tibetan New Year Festival is [...]

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    Conseils de Voyage

    Traveling Routes There are two main tourist routes in Gêrzê County. One is known as the south route which will pass three township and a town (Dongcuo Township洞措乡, Wuma Township物玛乡, Mami Township麻米乡, Gêrzê Town改则镇)  along the highway, including the amorous feelings of Xiagang Snow Mountain(夏岗江雪山风情) and Mami Lake麻米湖, the religious culture of Mami Monastery麻米寺 and Zhajiang Monastery扎江寺 as well as the folk culture of Seguo(色果民俗文化). Tourists can choose a route with all these characteristic tourist products. The second is the northern [...]

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    Useful Maps

    To give the visitors a better trip in Gêrzê County, we list some related maps about the county, including Gêrzê County Maps, Gêrzê County Tourist Maps, and Gêrzê County Location Map. [...]

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    Comté Gêrzê Hébergement

    Visitors can choose some hotels varied from budget one to stared one in Gêrzê County. Most of the hotels in Gêrzê County provide high-qualified service. The prices are reasonable and all-inclusive. You can enjoy different style of breakfast, a western breakfast or a Tibetan breakfast. Parking is out of charge and free WiFi is equipped. The considerate services would make you relax and comfortable. No matter where you stay in Ngari, you won’t miss any attractions of your journey.  Gêrzê County Grand Hotel(改则县大酒店): Located in Xianqian Road(先遣路), Gêrzê [...]

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