Potatso National Park is also Pudacuo National Park. It is located in the southern part of the “Three Parallel Rivers” world natural heritage area, which belongs to the Heng Duan Mountain range – the one mountains that goes from North to South in China
The park is about 20 kilometers east from Shangri-La City, with a total of 300 Square kilometers. The highest point of this national park is about 4160 meters above sea level . The lowest point is about 3280 meters above sea level. This is the 1st National Park of China that to meet International Union for Conservation of Nature standards.
The park contains more than 20 percent of the country’s plant species, about one-third of its mammal and bird species and almost 100 endangered species, though it comprises only 0.7 percent of China’s land area. It is home to Black-necked cranes, and many other rare and beautiful orchids, and Himalayan Yew, a coniferous tree whose extracts are a source of the anticancer drug.
It usually takes less than one hour drive from Shangri La city to the entrance of Potatso National Park, which has two lakes actually, i.e, pu da cuo lake and Shu Du lake, there is also one a tourist center, Tibetan villages, lush forests and pasture views. After entering the ational pack area, visitors will take the sightseeing bus to the 14 kilometers away stop, from which tourists can take a walk along the miles long of wooden-walkways
Address & Contact
Add: Shuang Qiao, E Ring Road
Contact: +86 887 822-4338 / 823-2529
08:00am – 17:00pm
RMB 258 per person
3,280 – 4,160 meters
How to get here from Shangri La
By bus One daily bus with schedule: departure 09:30 am, Return 15:00 pm, rate: RMB 30.00 round trip
By rent vehicle It usually costs RMB 180 round trip
By local Taxi It usually costs RMB 110 one way