Seni District Overview
Chinese Name: 那曲县 English IPA: Naqu xian Location: Located in the northern part of Tibet Autonomous Region Population (city): 90,000(2003) Language: Tibetan Language Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Seni District, the fommer Nagqu County, is located in Nagqu Prefecture of Tibet Autonomous Region. The name of Nagqu county in Tibetan language means “black river”. Nagqu County ranges in latitude from 30° 31′ to 31° 55′ N and in longitude from 91° 12′ to 93° 02′ E. Between Tanggula Mountains and Mount Nyenchen Tanglha, tourists can enjoy rolling clouds, clear lakes, stretch of mountains and vast grassland here.
• Samdain Kangsang(桑丹康桑雪山): 6590 meters above sea level, it is located in the middle of the Nyainqentanglha mountain range. Among all the peaks of the northern Tibetan Plateau, the Sangdan Kangsang Snow Mountain is one of the 25 highest mountain peaks in Tibet.
• Drolma Canyon(卓玛峡谷): it is 11 kilometers from National Highway 109 with breath-taking sceneries of green trees, colorful flowers, crystal clean lakes and lofty mountains.
• Xiaodeng Monastery(孝登寺): also called “Xiadeng Monastery”, it was built in 1814.
• The Eight White Pagodas(草原八塔): these pagodas stand on the vast prairie and give tourists some solemn and stirring feelings.
• Nagqu Swamp(那曲沼泽): mainly for Kobresia swamp, its altitude is between 4300 to 4 800 m. Nagqu Swamp shares abundant plant resources.
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Seni District Attractions
Nagqu County, as a wonderful and brilliant place, tourists can enjoy rolling clouds, clear lakes, stretch of mountains and vast grassland here.. There are lots of attractive sights for tourists to have a pleasant trip. • Samdain Kangsang(桑丹康桑雪山): 6590 meters above sea level, it is located in the middle of the Nyainqentanglha mountain range. Among all the peaks of the northern Tibetan Plateau, the Sangdan Kangsang Snow Mountain is one of the 25 highest mountain peaks in Tibet. • Drolma Canyon(卓玛峡谷): it is 11 kilometers from National Highway [...]
Seni District Tours
As the Top Tibet tour operator, Mysterious Tibet promises to present the ultimate travel experience to world-wide tourists via a galaxy of carefully-engineered tour products. Tourists not only can enjoy natural scenery and ethnic culture, but also can visit some famous Monastery in Nagqu County. They shouldn’t miss Samdain Kangsang(桑丹康桑雪山), Drolma Canyon(卓玛峡谷), Xiaodeng Monastery, The Eight White Pagodas(草原八塔) and Nagqu Swamp(那曲沼泽). We provide some types of tour packages for visiting Nagqu County. All our seasoned Tibetan guides are well-trained and hospitable. They are ready to help you out whenever you have difficulties touring [...]
Climate & When to Go
With an elevation of around 4,500 metres (14,800 ft), Nagqu has a harsh, alpine climate. It has very long, cold and dry winters and short, cool summers. In winter, temperatures frequently drop below −20 °C (−4 °F) at night and in summer typically rise to 16 °C (61 °F) during the day. The monthly 24-hour average daily temperature ranges from −12.6 °C (9.3 °F) in January to 9.0 °C (48.2 °F) in July, and the annual mean is only −1.17 °C (29.9 °F). From June to September, a majority of the days [...]
Nagqu County is the developed transportation area in Tibet, State Road 109 and 317 line intersected here. There is a Nagqu station in Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Nagqu Airport is about to start constructing and it will form a complete transport system. [...]
Festivals and Activities
Many Tibetan festival and activities are full of ethnic flavors and religious color. In addition to annual large-scale worship rituals to Buddha and Buddhist masters, Tibetan people will also hold a series of festivities associated with religious life and agricultural production consisting of religious festivals and folk ones. There are over 100 festivals in Tibet and visitors can enjoy most of traditional Tibetan festivals in Nagqu Nagqu County. During the festival, Tibetan people will hold a variety of folk and religious activities, where tourists [...]
There are some useful tips for tourists get a better tour in Nagqu County: ‣ Best Time to Visit Nagqu County It is recommended to get to Nagqu County during April to July and September to October. Every October to next April, the cold weather make it tough to have a trip. And every July to August is the rainy season of Nagqu County resulting in the bad condition and heavy fog. •Avoid High Altitude Sickness: because of the high altitudes climatic conditions of Nagqu County, [...]
These maps are about Nagqu County, including location maps, region maps, tourist maps, attractions maps, and transportation maps. [...]
Seni District Accommodation
We will choose the accommodation which has elegant environment, well-equipped facilities and excellent 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. No matter where you stay in Nagqu Nagqu County, you won’t miss any attractions of your journey. We list some excellent hotels for tourists here. • Yongcheng Hotel • Sikala Hotel • Dingfeng Hotel [...]