Gyirong County Overview
Chinese Name: 吉隆县 English IPA: Jilong Xian Location: Southwest of Tibet Population (city): 10,000(2003) Language: Tibetan language Zip code: 858700 Tel code: 0892 Time zone: (UTC+8)
Gyirong County which means “comfortable village” and “Happy Village” is located in the southwest of Tibet autonomous, southwest of Shigatse. It is famous because of its mild climatically conditions and its abundant vegetation which is unusual for Tibetan plateau. The legendary ancient temples and unique Tibetan customs attract countless visitors came here to open her mysterious veil. It also known as the backyard garden of Mount Everest.
•Gyirong Valley: It is the deepest of the Five Valleys in the mid-Himalaya. Gyirong Valley is one of the 10 most beautiful valleys in Tibet. There lives Tibetan, Han and Nepal people, visitors can enjoy beautiful, unspoilt natural scenery and traditional Tibetan customs.
•Qiangdui Temple: It has 1300 years of history and is located in the town of Kuala state. Visitors can appreciate well-preserved mural on the walls of all the buildings.
•Qudengnima Glacier: It is the source of Tibetan Holy Water. The huge glaciers drop from the clouds and visitors don’t know where is the sky, where is the land.
•Gyirong Port: The overland route between Lhasa and Kathmandu via Gyirong port is one of the most popular tours for visitors to both Tibet and Nepal.
Other Destinations in Gyirong County
Gyirong County Attractions
Gyirong County, with unique local customs and beautiful natural scenery, is located in the southwest of the Tibet autonomous region. The main attractions in Gyirong County including Gyirong Valley (吉隆沟), Qiangdui Temple(强堆寺), Paba Temple(帕巴寺), Qudengnima Glacier(曲登尼玛冰川), the historic sites of Quedetang Paleolith, Camuka Battlefiled, Gongtang Kingdom, etc. Visitors can have an extraordinary view in the Shigatse Gyirong County. For more attractions, please see below list. [...]
Gyirong County Tours
We offers a selection of package holidays at reasonable prices. Tourists can choose the favorite one to travel in Shigatse Gyirong County. There are some famous and attractive highlights in Shigatse Gyirong County where tourists can enjoy the Typical Tibetan cultural and natural sights. What's more, the overland route between Lhasa and Kathmandu via Gyirong port is one of the most popular tours for visitors to both Tibet and Nepal. The top Gyirong County tours are 8 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Tour via [...]
Climate & When to Go
Climate Located at the south-west of Tibet, Gyirong County is a small county located near the border between China and Nepal. It is the gateway of Tibet and Nepal. Its climate can divide into two parts. The north region of Gyirong County is semiarid plateau monsoon climate and valley monsoon climate zone, which is a juncture between the cold and warm weather in Southern Tibet. The annual average temperature is 2℃. The warmest month average temperature gap between 10℃to 18℃ degrees Celsius, while the [...]
Gyirong County is located in the southwest of Shigatse. The Shigatse Peace Airport is 525.7km from Gyirong County which takes you 14 hours to drive. The trains have been opened from Lhasa to Shigatse. The whole journey is 253 kilometers, about 3 hours drive. While for foreign tourists, there are some restrictions on traveling to Tibet. So your vehicle has to be arranged by local travel agency. If you use the public transport, you must be accompanied by a tour guide. From Tibet [...]
Festivals and Activities
Tibetan Festivals are traditionally based on lunar calendar. Most of the Tibetan festivals on the Tibetan plateaus are deeply influenced by Buddhism or rich ancestral culture. During the festivals, all the people wear traditional costume and perform different traditional dances and ritual activities. Festival is the best way to experience the diverse culture and tradition of the local and their ethnic affinity. 1. Tibetan New Year Tibetan New Year is the Tibetan people's traditional festival, and the most solemn festival. Tibetan New Year Festival is around February in the solar calendar. On the [...]
Gyirong County is famous for its legendary ancient temples and unique Tibetan customs. Gyirong Valley is a must to visit place for most first time travelers in Gyirong County. There are many famous ancient temples for tourists to have a religious tour such as Qiangdui Temple and Paba Temple. 1. Useful Numbers Fire: 119 Police: 110 Area code: 0893 Ambulance: 120 Weather Broadcast: 121 Consumer Complaint: 12315 Local Phone Number Inquiries: 114 Long-distance Phone Number Inquiries: 113 Read More: Useful Numbers for Travelers in Tibet 2. Best Time to Visit Gyirong [...]
Gyirong County, which means "comfortable village" and "Happy Village" is located in southwest of Shigatse, the southwest of Tibet autonomous. It is famous because of its mild climatically conditions and its abundant vegetation which is unusual for Tibetan plateau. The legendary ancient temples and unique Tibetan customs attract countless visitors came here to open her mysterious veil. It also known as the backyard garden of Mount Everest. If we go to Gyirong, maps are good support for us. To help you have a [...]
Gyirong County Accommodation
Where to Stay in Gyirong County In each destination, we will provide you a comfortable place to have a rest. We choose the hotel with best quality and economical price. You can also chose to stay in Gyirong Valley to enjoy the unique Tibetan customs and beautiful scenery. Here, we list some excellent hotels for you to choose. 1. Name:Gyirong Mount Everest Back Garden Business Hotel( 吉隆珠峰后花园商务酒店) Tel: 18208071235 Add:Gyirong Village, Gyirong Town, Gyirong County, Shigatse(日喀则吉隆县吉隆镇吉隆村) 2. Name: Gyirong Changcheng Grand Hotel(吉隆长城大酒店) Tel: 17002581666 Add:Gyirong [...]