10 Tibet Nagqu

10 Tibet Nagqu

Things to do - general

Located in the north of Tibet ,Naqu is the largest city in land area with a total coverage of 450,537 km2 in the Tibet Autonomous Region.It is the center of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau as well.Yangtze River, Nujiang River, Lhasa River and some other rivers are originated from here.The prefecture, of an average elevation of more than 4500 meters above sea level,has 1 district and 10 counties.Nagchu Town is the main center of Political, economic, cultural, transportation, information and communications in North Tibet.There are 400,000 living here.

Travel sources are rich here.Nature view has kept the same since ancient times.You can visit Zhang Zhung,the origin of Tibetan civilization and bon religion and attend Nagqu Horse Racing Festival ,a traditional feast in the vast grassland in the North Tibet especially enjoyed in the summer.Addtionally,the holy Mount Kailash and Lake Yamdrok,famous for its beauty and sanctity in the world,are definitely worth visiting as well.

 

Country Tibet,China
Visa requirements

For foreign travelers visiting Tibet, you will need valid Chinese visa and all the necessary Tibet travel permits. You'd better confirm Tibet permits application at least 15 days before arrival time.

LanguagesTibetan, Mandarin
Minorities & PopulationTibetan & Han Chinese, 490,000 (2017 data)
Currency CNY/RMB
Area (km2)369,674 km2
Naqu Hotel

Naqu Hotel

那曲饭店: No.23, Zhejiang Middle Road, Nagchu, Tibet, 10 Tibet Nagqu
Zhongxin Naqu Grand Hotel

Zhongxin Naqu Grand Hotel

中信那曲大酒店: Lhasa North Road, Naqu Town, Naqu Prefecture, 10 Tibet Nagqu
1 Day Namtso Lake Day Tour

1 Day Namtso Lake Day Tour

10 Tibet Nagqu, 04 Tibet Lhasa, 01 Tibet All Around
Namtso Lake is one of the three holy lakes in Tibet and also the biggest among them. Its name means More info
10 Days Eastern Tibet Nature Tour

10 Days Eastern Tibet Nature Tour

10 Tibet Nagqu, 08 Tibet Nyingchi, 01 Tibet All Around
Overview The beauty of Nyingchi is proudly compared to that of Switzerland. This tours features sno More info
11 Days Tibet Trekking Tour: Namtso Lake

11 Days Tibet Trekking Tour: Namtso Lake

10 Tibet Nagqu, 04 Tibet Lhasa, 01 Tibet All Around
Namtso Lake is also called “Heavenly Lake”. It is the second biggest lake in Tibet. This lake is sal More info
13 Days Sichuan To Tibet Northern Highway Overland Tour

13 Days Sichuan To Tibet Northern Highway Overland Tour

10 Tibet Nagqu, 14 Sichuan Chengdu, 04 Tibet Lhasa
The Sichuan-Tibet Northern Highway Overland Tour is a dreaming route for adventures. It is a long wa More info
8 Days Central Tibet and Lake Namtso Tibetan Tour

8 Days Central Tibet and Lake Namtso Tibetan Tour

10 Tibet Nagqu, 06 Tibet Shigatse, 04 Tibet Lhasa, 01 Tibet All Around
Enjoy this multi-day tour and explore Tibet through some of its impressive sights: Potala Palaces, J More info
Top 10: 2 Days Namtso Landscape Group Tour

Top 10: 2 Days Namtso Landscape Group Tour

10 Tibet Nagqu, 04 Tibet Lhasa
Price per person from $ 295
Namtso, meaning “heavenly lake” in Tibetan, is a large alpine lake on the northern Tibet More info

Unfortunately there are no cruise offers at this location at the moment.

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.

Attractions to See

  1. Changtang (also spelled as Changthang) plateau is located in western and northern Tibet with vast highlands and lakes. Most of the Plateau is now classified as a national nature reserve.
  2. Tangra Yum Tso is a holy lake for Bon sect.It is located in the southwest of Nyima County, in Nagchu, Tibet. It is the fourth largest salt lake in China and has an altitude of 4, 530 above the sea level.
  3. Silingtso,located in the Zhongba County ,Nagchu, is world’s highest lake,with 5,386 meters above sea level that flows into the Yarlung Tsangpo River. And it is the 2nd largest lake in Tibet.
  4. Xiangxiong Kingdom is located in the west Tibet and said to be the earliest civilization center on the Tibetan plateau. Evidence shows that the Xiangxiong Kingdom once flourished in the 7th century, and then developed its own written language.
  5. Shenzha Nature Reserve,located in Shenzha County, Nagchu, Tibet,has been the paradise of birds since 1993. It is the biggest protecting area of black-necked cranes in China.
  6. Purog Kangri Glacier, with an area of 422 square kilometers, is known as the third largest glacier (the other two are South Pole and North Pole) in the world. It is 560 kilometers far away from Nagchu Town in Tibet.
  7. The skeleton wall ,is located in the Dodoka Monastery, halfway between Sok and Nagchu, on the south of the 317 Highway. This skeleton wall is one of Tibetan’s most-mysterious and east-visited sights.It looks like a typical Tibetan mani wall from far.
  8. Tsanden Monastery, built in 1668,is an affiliated temple of Drepung Monastery. It is at the top of Yaladuo Hill in Nagchu area, North Tibet. The monastery looks like a small Potala Palace from far, thus, it is also known as  ‘small Potala’.

Dinning and Shopping

Dining in Naqu

In the city,There are some Chinese restaurants of Sichuan Cuisine,Jiangzhe Cuisine and Xingjiang Cuisine.Few western restaurants are available here.

Shopping in Naqu

You can find some local specialties like,fritillaria, Chinese caterpillar fungus, musk and snow lotus and suveniors in the Jiangtang Market,Naqu market and People's Department Store.

 

 

Transport

1.Qinghai -Tibet Train

2.Qinghai Tibet Highway