Chamdo

Qamdo is located in the key link of the boundary among Tibet, Sichuan, Qinghai and Yunnan and the place that Sichuan-Tibet Railway and Yunnan-Tibet Railway must pass through. In ancient time, Qamdo is the important stop of Tea Horse Route and famed as the ‘Pearl of Tibet‘ due to its pivot position on Tibetan commerce and trade.

Highlights of Qamdo

Ranwu Lake: ‘Ranwu’ means a lake like goat’s milk in Tibetan language. In the north side of Ranwu Lake, there is the famous Laigu Glacier, whose snow water will pour into the lake to keep it clear and rich.

Chambaling Monastery: Chambaling Monastery was first built in 1444 and the largest monastery of Gelug sect in Qamdo area.

Karub Ruins: Relic of upstream area of Lancang River during the Neolithic Age that discovered in 1978-1979.

▪ Deqen Phodrang Sacred Mountain: It is not a high mountain that suitable to go hiking.

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Chamdo Attractions

Qamdo is the third largest city after Lhasa and Shigatse. You may find both brilliant historic sites and fabulous sights there. The most attractive site must be the crystal green Ranwu Lake in Baxoi County, surrounded by snow covered mountains and imposing glaciers. There are more Qamdo attractions to explore, such as Galden Jampaling Monastery, Karub ruins and Laigu Glaciers, etc.  [...]

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Chamdo Tours

Qamdo has played an indispensable role in Tibetan business since the ancient time. Nowadays, it becomes to be one of the top destinations as the tourism is developed in Tibet in recent years. Qamdo tour packages allow you to appreciate the beauty of mirror-like and limpid Ranwu Lake and gorgeous Laigu Glaciers in Ranwu Town. You may also can explore the ancient well-preserved Galden Jampaling Monastery and Karub ruins. The highlights of Lhasa, Nyingchi and other surrounding cities are usually included in [...]

Climate & When to Go

Qamdo enjoys a plateau subtemperate subhumid climate. The summer climate is mild and humid, while the winter climate is dry and cold; The annual temperature difference is small, and the daily temperature difference is large. The average annual sunshine duration is 2100-2700 hours, the annual frost-free period is 46-162 days and the annual precipitation is 477.7 mm, concentrated in May to September. Common natural disasters are frost injury, snow damage and hail. Hengduan Mountains Range in Chamdo is characterized by high [...]

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Transportation

Qamdo is in the hub area of Tibet and Sichuan and Yunnan, and is the east gate of Tibet. It is an important traffic channel linking Tibet with the mainland. Qamdo is located in the east of Tibet, traffic mainly to road and aviation. National highway 214, 317, 318, and the provincial road 303, etc, pass through the territory. The road surface is mostly sand-stone road surface. During the rainy season, the natural disasters such as the [...]

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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. Festivals in Qamdo 1. Tibetan New Year The Tibetan calendar is a calendar created by the Tibetan people and has a history [...]

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Travel Tips

Qamdo is the third largest city after Lhasa and Shigatse. Connecting Sichuan Province to the east, Deqin County to the southeast, Nyingchi area to the southwest and Nagqu to the northwest, Qamdo covers an area of 110,000 square kilometers, accounting for 8.9% of the total Tibet. In ancient time, Qamdo is the important stop of Tea Horse Route and famed as the 'Pearl of Tibet' due to its pivot position on Tibetan commerce and trade. You may find both brilliant historic sites and fabulous sights in Qamdo.  Useful [...]

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Useful Maps

Qamdo is located in the east of Tibet, lying in Hengduan Mountains and basin of Jinsha River, Lancang River and Nu River. It means "juncture of rivers" in Tibetan language. It connects Sichuan Province to the east, Deqin County to the southeast, Nyingchi area to the southwest and Nagqu to the northwest. You may find both brilliant historic sites and fabulous sights in Qamdo. To help you have a better understanding of Qamdo, we provide you different Qamdo maps including Qamdo transportation map, Qamdo tourist attractions [...]

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Chamdo Accommodation

Hotels in Qamdo mostly gathers around scenic spots. Apart from a small number of 4-star and 5-star hotels, there are many economic & cozy hotels or hostels you can choose from in Qamdo. Chinese Name English Name Address Tel. 昌都金泰名人酒店 Jintai Celebrity Hotel Tea Horse Square, Shengli Street, Karub District, Qamdo昌都市卡若区胜利街茶马广场 0895-4401111 昌都茶马驿站 Tea Horse Post No.46, Changqing Street, Karub District, Qamdo昌都市卡若区昌庆街46号 0895-4734888 昌都瑞庭假日酒店 Retown Holiday Inn Qamdo Middle Road, Chengguan Town, Karub District, Qamdo昌都市卡若区城关镇昌都中路 0895-4736666 昌都饭店 Qamdo Hotel No.22, Qamdo West Road, Karub District, Qamdo昌都市卡若区昌都西路22号 0895-4825998 昌都银泰大酒店 Yintai Hotel Beside Water Resources Bureau, National Highway 214, Karub District, Qamdo昌都市卡若区214国道水利局旁 0895-4989999 昌都金泰大酒店 Jintai Hotel Intersection of Macaoba Road and [...]

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