Chentang Waterfall in Dinggyê County, Shigatse
Chinese Name: 陈塘瀑布
English Name: Chentang Waterfall in Dinggyê County, Shigatse
Location: Located in Dinggyê County, Shigatse, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Chentang Waterfall
Chentang Waterfall（陈塘瀑布）is situated on the slope of the bank of Pengqu River（朋曲河） in the southern foothills of the Himalayas. Due to the development of Mt. Everest, there has been many rivers flowing across the Himalayas with high steep slope, longitudinal slope and abundant rainfalls. And on either side of the river tributaries for incised speed synchronization with the mainstream, which often form hanging valley, when importing main elevation difference of hundred meters,which spilled into the river, forming a beautiful waterfall landscape. A steep canyon was formed near Pengqu River（朋曲河）, which the north bank wall is close to the vertical line and stands out.Cliffs originate from waterfall with an altitude of 4500 meters, like a river blowing off. Water flow from the 500 – meter – high at the bottom of the cliff rumble, which almost look like a month cage gauze. In the morning, the clouds and fog filled the cliff with descending of the waterfall from the top of the cliff, which seemed to hang from the stone walls.The waterfall is in the jungle of the valley with tangled cane.
Tourist Services of Chentang Waterfall
Cuisine and Snack: In Dinggyê County, there are many delicacy snacks.
Accommodation: After you enjoy the gorgeous scenery of Chentang Waterfall, you may accommodate in the hotels if you can’t get back to Dinggyê County in time.
Shopping: Dinggyê was rich in natural forest resources, including economic plants and medicinal plants. As for the economic plants, there are many wild plantain and bananas
Nearby Scenic Spots
The scenic spots include: The Salqua Temple（莎尔曲果寺）, Gomboqiang Temple（贡巴强寺）, Zhaxiqunpei Temple（扎西群培寺） and so on.
Dinggyê County Transportation
You can choose either self-driving traveling or take public transportation. According to your beginning place, there may be different ways to go to Dinggyê County. There are two main lines available below.
- Lhasa- Shigatse- Dinggyê County
You can reach Lhasa by air or train. Then take a bus to Dinggyê County.
- Shigatse- Dinggyê County
You can also take a specific train to Shigatse and take a bus to Dinggyê County.
Attraction Travel Tips:
- Traveling Hours: 1 day
- Traveling Seasons: June to September
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content.
- Pay attention to prepare some cold weather gear like a hat, gloves, a scarf and a thick winter coat.
- The Border Permit is required to enter the mountain; as it is less convenient to apply for one in Tibet, it is suggested to obtain the permit ahead of the travelling.