Niguo Nature Reserve in Markam County, Chamdo
Chinese Name: 尼果自然保护区
English Name: Niguo Nature Reserve in Markam County, Chamdo
Location: Located in Markam County, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
About Niguo Nature Reserve
Niguo Nature Reserve（尼果自然保护区）is located in Zongshao Township（宗沙乡）, Markam County（芒康县）, Chamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, 70 kilometers away from the county seat. In 1990, the National People’s Congress approved Niguo as a nature reserve. There is picturesque scenery, with the fruit nature reserve, cloud meteor round, beautiful environment, dense forests, and abundant rare wild animals, such as the bears, roe deer, argali, fritillaria, chicken, etc., which is fairyland with the most completed protected wildlife. In addition, it is worth mentioning here that there are some strange mountain caves here, especially the former mountain cliffs with the natural red padmasambhava master, which is about 8 meters high. There are countless imprinting caved here, which give visitors a kind of magic vision of endless wonders.
The Sichuan-Tibet National Highway 318 and Yunnan-Tibet National Highway 214 converge in Markam County, and there are many stops on long-distance coach routes at both Markam and Yanjing. Transportation to the area is convenient but it’s a long journey, and a bumpy road. Hitchhiking is common in Tibet, but at a negotiated price. It is possible, but rare, to rent a car for around RMB 2.5 to 5 per km. There are about two flights to Bangda from Chengdu and Lhasa every week, depending on the (changeable) weather.
Attraction Travel Tips
- Traveling Hours: 4 hours
- Traveling Seasons: May to October.
- High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Better take some medicines for relief and keep warm all the time.
- As there is a large temperature gap between daytime and night, it is highly recommended to take along some pieces of thermal clothing, hat, and gloves and so on.
- Please try your best to respect the religious belief and local customs.