Gyirong – A Jewel Embedded in Southern Foot of Himalayas

Gyirong, which means “Comfortable Village”, “Happy Village” in Tibetan Language, is like a jewel embedded in the southern foot of Himalayas. Gyirong, like a graceful saint, is poetic and lively. The mysterious veil of the beautiful Gyirong is being lifted. It is 24 km from Gyirong town to the Sino-Nepalese border Rasuwa Bridge. The mountain road winds ong Gyirong Tsangpo River Canyon. The sun shines brightly through the clouds. The charming color of the canyon constantly changes. The roaring Gyirong Tsangpo River flows through Gyirong town and finally flows to Nepal on the other end.



Gyirong has such magical scenery and unique style because it is hiden in snow-covered plateau. It possesses such profound history and beautiful legend because it has gone through thousands years of winds and rains. When you go to Gyirong, you will feel you enter a sacred snow land; when you go to Gyirong, you will feel you are in a paradise.

Tibet builds Gyirong County as a Major Gateway to Nepal

The fifth central Tibet work symposium identified the strategic goal of building the South Asian trade land route and building the cross-border economic cooperation zone of Gyirong. It was indicated that the construction of the South Asian trade land route was speeded up by the corresponding assistance and cooperation agreement signed by the Ministry of Commerce and the regional government. The “Twelfth Five-Year Plan” reported by the autonomous region and the port infrastructure projects which were intensively carried out.

At the same, Tibet drew up a further plan to carry out policies and measures to promote the development of border trade. In addition, Tibet actively encouraged the development of mutual trade and spared no effort to expand trading volume, which aimed to maintain a good momentum of the border trade development.

The border line between Gyirong County and Nepal is 162 kilometers long. In the 18th century, an international market was established in Gyirong. In 1961, the State Council set up customs in Gyirong. In 1978, the State Council authorized Gyirong as a national land trade port. The Chinese government and the Nepalese Government have signed an agreement that the border residents of both sides can come in and go out the border within 30 km, developing free trade.


Gyirong Port

Mysterious Gyirong – A New Bright Spot in Tibet

“Stream water is as white as milk; pebbles lying on the stream bed are as lustrous as jade ……” Gyirong is praised as one of the most beautiful places in Tibet by many people. Gyirong attracts many tourists not only by its breathtaking scenery which is as beautiful as that of Switzerland, but also its mystery of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and its profound and unique history and culture. Today, Shigatse Gyirong, as a new trade port of Sino-Nepalese border, has been coated with a layer of gorgeous colors.


Mysterious Gyirong

A senior official of Shigatse Tourism Bureau said that Gyirong is abundant in scenic spots, historic sites, cultural heritages, natural landscape, geological fossils and other tourism resources and it would be another crucial tourism place in Tibet. Gyirong, following the Everest area, is a bright star for Tibetan tourism nowadays.

Gyirong, located at the altitude of about 2700 meters, is in the subtropical mountain monsoon climate area. Gyirong is also known as the backyard garden of Mount Everest. On the two sides of the canyon stand numerous high peaks, which seems majestic. The top of the peaks are covered with snows all the year round. Below the snow, it is the lush forest. Mist twines around the mountain side. Waterfalls and streams are like silk ribbons winding up the mountain.


Snow Covered Mountain in Gyirong

Situated between China and Nepal, Gyirong has many scenic spots, such as the majestic Yangrankangri Peak and Langbangkanri Peak, lush primeval forest, magic cliff carving architecture, splendid Gyironggou, magnificent Gamagou and so on.


Gyironggou Scenery

Besides scenic spots, Gyirong also have numerous historic sites. There are three state protected historic sites in Gyirong. They are “Datang Tianzhu Inscription”, Qude Temple and Dolma Lhakhang. There are also some famous Tibetan Buddhism temples that built in Gyirong in the same period of Lhasa Jokhang Temple, such as Papa Temple and Qiangzhen Temple. Hipperion Fossil Site, Milarba Practice Cave and exotic temples are well-known historic sites in Gyirong.


Papa Temple

The best time to go to Gyirong is in autumn. Northern Gyirong belongs to warm and humid continental semi-arid climate zone. The annual average temperature of the northern Gyirong is 2 ℃. The average temperature of the warmest month is 10-18 ℃ and the average temperature of the coldest month is -10 ℃. The annual precipitation is 300-600 mm. The southern region of Gyirong is subtropical monsoon climate zone. The annual average temperature is up to 10-13 ℃. The temperature of the warmest month is above 18 ℃. The annual rainfall is up to 1000 mm. The number of frost-free days is more than 200 days.


Gamagou in Autumn

So if you’re ready to an Adventure Tour to Tibet

1.) enjoy the mind-blowing Himalayas

2.) trek to the foot of Mt. Everest, the world’s summit

3.) explore mysterious Tibetan Buddhism

4.) appreciate the beauty of holy Tibetan lakes

5.) experience divine kora around holy Mt. Kailash

6.) witness exotic Tibetan culture

7.) taste Tibetan, Nepali, Indian cuisine

8.) look for a paradise of photography

9.) have safari on the roof of the world

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