Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Travel Tips

On August 30, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Tibet, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Many people will worry about the accommodation in Tibet. Actually it is a not a problem there, you can live in the native’s house. The native house usually has a living room and there are some beds Tibetan beds along the walls. Hosts will put bedding in the corner of the beds, tourists also can […]

Many people will worry about the accommodation in Tibet. Actually it is a not a problem there, you can live in the native’s house. The native house usually has a living room and there are some beds Tibetan beds along the walls. Hosts will put bedding in the corner of the beds, tourists also can prepare sleeping bag.

In addition, the Pai Town has good capacity of reception. Except the reception center, there is a family hotel street. The Pai Town is preparing to build a five star hotel which is located in the top of a hill. In the hotel, visitors can see three snow mountains include the Jiala Bai Lei, the South Jiabawa and the Duoweila.

Best Time to Visit Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon

The best time to visit Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is spring and summer (from June to October). There are different views in different seasons. Spring is the best season. You will see the pink peach flowers, the pretty Rhododendron bloom in glaciers and many golden rape flowers cover with mountains. In summer, India monsoon brings marine moisture and forming a rare water vapor channel to nourish the southeastern area of Tibet. The South Jiabawa is coverd with the water vapor and clouds. People have little chances to see the whole picture of the mountain. But this season is the best time to explore the natural mystery of Tibet.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Best Routes

Traditional Routes: Milin Country Pai District – Duoxiong La – Nage – Mani Weng – Beibeng. It is a traditional route, also a road from the north slope of the Himalayas to the downstream of the Grand Canyon. You can enter the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon by waterway or by walking. By waterway you can see the beautiful view of the highest mountain in world and the splendid view of the Yarlung Zangbu Grand Canyon. Also you can appreciate some natural and humanistic spectacles include the Benri Shen Mountain, Qujiao Wu Temple, the Buddha Palm Sand Dune, the Pine Greeting Guests and the South Jiabawa Peak. In Pai Town, you can choose tour by walking. Led by profession guide go into the depth of the Grand Canyon (about 40km), you can see the South Jiabawa Peak and the Yarlung Zangbo River closer, worship the holy mark of the Tibetan Buddhism “Dongbu Nong,” see the mysterious religious pilgrimage road of the “Zhuanjia La.” Or you can climb over the Duoxiong La Mountain and walk into the mysterious Motuo.

The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Tickets

Open time: 9:00 AM – 18:00 PM

Tibetans are free of charge. Entrance tickets: 85RMB/person (allow to enter many times). In the 2nd floor platform in the afternoon will has a debate by lamas will attract many people. The low season Ticket: 35RMB/person (from 20th October to 20th April next year).

You will see the ticket office in the right hand when you enter the front gate. If you want to take pictures you need to spend another 90RMB.

How to Get to the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon

By bus: take a bus from Lasa to Linzhi. The departure time of the bus is 8:00 AM and ticket is 155RMB. It has 633km from Lasa to Boyi Town of Linzhi. Then you will from Bayi to Pailong and visit the big turn of the Yarlung Zangbo River and the deepest canyon by walking from Pailong to Zhaqu. In the journey you can visit the Menba village, appreciate the original forests, at last you can from Pailong to Mikin by bus, then from Milin to the Jiacha in the south of the mountain and see the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon landscape.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon (Yarlung Zangbo Daxiagu)

On August 30, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Chinese Towns & Villages, Rivers & Gorges, Tibet, by Jack Li

The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon (simplified Chinese: 雅鲁藏布大峡谷; pinyin: Yǎlǔzàngbù Dàxiágǔ) or simply the Tsangpo Canyon or Tsangpo Gorge, is the longest and widest canyon the world. There is the most beautiful mounta in in China —-Namcha Barwa Peak. Also there are four cataracts with waterfalls between 30 to 50 metres. In the Yarlung Zangbo […]

The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon (simplified Chinese: 雅鲁藏布大峡谷; pinyin: Yǎlǔzàngbù Dàxiágǔ) or simply the Tsangpo Canyon or Tsangpo Gorge, is the longest and widest canyon the world. There is the most beautiful mounta in in China —-Namcha Barwa Peak. Also there are four cataracts with waterfalls between 30 to 50 metres. In the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, there are nine natural belts with all kinds of species including many rare and precious ones.

The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon scenic zone locates in Linzhi, a border town in Tibet. There are extremely gorgeous views such as Namcha Barwa Peak, Niyang River, Daduka Castle and Jialabailei Peak. Travellers can explore adventures in Shengdijiala, walk on the Motuo Route, visit Wujinbeilong and go to the Jiala Palace. Nature spreads every step here. In villages of the Tibetan, Luoba and Menba ethnic groups, you can feel a mysterious, historical and religious atmosphere everywhere.

The north of the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is Daduka Village of Milin County (2880 metres above the sea level). The south of the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is Baxika Village of Motuo County (115 metres above the sea level). The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is 504.9 kilometres long. Its average depth is 2800 metres and it can reach 6009 metres at the deepest place. The Yaulu Zangbo Grand Canyon is the largest canyon in the world. In the canyon glacier, cliffs and steep slopes connect together with big rivers. The natural environment is very hard for people to conquer. Until now, there are still a lot of places in the Yaulu Zangbo Grand Canyon that mankind has never been to. It is called the last mysterious spot in the earth.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Stories

1. Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon

It is said the sacred mountain Gangrenboqin Snowy Mountain had four children. They are Yarlung Zangbo River, Shiquan River, Xiangquan River and Kongque River. The four children set up a deal to set off separately and meet each other at the Indian Ocean. Yarlu Zangbo had been through many difficulties and then reached the Gongbu Area. However he was deceived by a sparrow hawk. Seeing the other three had gotten to the Indian Ocean earlier than him, he run into the Nanjiabawa Peak immediately. He rushed all the way, and did not care about high mountains and steep cliffs in order to meet his brothers and sisters as soon as possible. What he couldn’t foresee was that, he jumped into the cliff and he could not make it through ever again. Therefore he stayed at the cliff for the rest of his time and it was in the legend how the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon was formed.

2. Huge Pines along the Yarlung Zangbo River

Once upon a time when the first Tibetan temple Sana Temple was being built, slaves were trying to transfer woods into the location of the timple by water. The construction of the temple lasts for years and many slaves died during this period. A virtuous raven saw all this. It thought it was such a pity. So it stood on the mountain and shouted to the slaves that,’’ The temple has been built. There is no need for woods. Don’t move them anymore.” Hearing this, the slaves stopped their work immediately. Many of woods were abandoned along the river. Then these woods settled their roots into the ground. The woods grew into huge pines along the Yarlung Zangbo River. However this raven was punished by the Budda later. It could not cross the Jiazha Mountain anymore. Thus people can only see raven in one side of the mountain. There is not even one raven in the other side.

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