Garze County | 甘孜县

Garze County is also spelled as “Ganze County” or “Kanze County”. Its county extends from the lower region of Yi-chu valley and Rongpatsa township as far as the Latseka watershed pass (also known as Dresel La) in Trehor. The county capital is located at Kanze town, 95 kilometers east of Manigango, and 93 kilometers NW of Luhuo.

Yi-chu Valley follows Yi-chu downstream from Manigango, the road passes the turn -off for Xinlu lake (Yilhun Lhatso) after 13 kilometers and continues along the South bank of the river. Soon the Pak-tse Mani Wall is in view on the South, while, on the distant hilltop across the river, you can see Nyduka Retreat Hermitage, a branch of Dzogchen Monastery, decked in streaming red prayer flags. After, the river cuts NE to join the Yalong, while the road continues East to Rongpatsa that has a cave containing an image of the deity Vajrabarahi, which is thought to the most important power place in this district.

Rongpatsa Driving E from Yangkar, the road soon crosses an indiscernible pass to enter the wide fertile valley of Rongpatsa. Fields of golden barley extend on both sides as far as the distant foothills. To the right you will pass the side -valley leading from Dzengko and Horpo and the village of Lakhar. Just before entering Rongpatsa town (57 kilometers east of Manigango), a turn -off on the left leads towards a ridge overlooking the valley. There, you can visit Bongen Gonpa, a reconstructed temple in the midst of a flower garden, which is the seat of the late Kalu Rinpoche of the Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu traditions. The ruins of the original temple occupy the hillside far to the NE. The present Kalu Rinpoche is being educated at Sonada in Darjiling, where his predecessor passed away.

The capital of this county has become a large township on the Sichuan-Tibet North High-way. It’s the major logistic supply of gas, medical, food, among others for those whom travel through in Kham.

Garze County Location

Recommended hotels

Tang Gu La hotel

Add: No. 26, Ying Bin Road, Garze County | 甘孜县迎宾路26号
Contact: +86 836 7529999
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Qing Ke Hotel

Add: By the White Pagoda Park, Garze County | 甘孜县城门口白塔公园
Contact: +86 836 855-0888
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

Tian He Tibetan Culture Hotel

Add: No. 80, He Bin Road, Garze County | 甘孜县 河滨路80号
Contact: +86 836 855-0000
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Yongkang Hotel

Add: No. 99, Xin Qu Road, Garze County | 甘孜县新区路99号
Contact: +86 836 752-6666
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

Zhaxi Hotel

Add: No. 20, Yin Bin Road, Garze County | 甘孜县迎宾路20号
Contact: +86 836 752-8889
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

Himalayas Hotspring Hotel

Add: No. 138, He Ba village, Garze County | 甘孜县 河坝村138号
Contact: +86 836 855-2168
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are not supported

How to get to Garze County

The quickest way is to use Kanze Gesar airport, which is schedule to be tested in 2018 for the first flight; and will be officially open in the end of 2018 or even earlier; Land transportation is now still the major option;

Garze County Gesaer Airport Facts

Not open yet
Web: Not open yet
Contact: +86 836
IATA Code: status – unknown
Altitude: 4,061 meters above sea level

Garze Passenger Transport Center

Address: No, 164, Chuan-Zang Road | 甘孜县,川藏路164号
Phone: +86 836 752-2353
Altitude: 3,780 meters above sea level
Working hours : 08:00 am – 18:00 pm


Distance from Garze (Kanze) to

  • To Xinlong : 100 kilometers, about 2 hours drive
  • To Pelyul : 230 kilometers, about 7 hours drive
  • To Manigango : 90 kilometers, about 1.5 hours drive
  • To Sershul : 320 kilometers, about 7 hours drive
  • To Yarchen monastery: 130 kilometers, about 3 hours drive
  • To Kangding : 360 kilometers, about 7 hours drive
  • To Serta : 150 kilometers, about 4 hours drive

Leave a Reply

avatar

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
Notify of

The other destinations you may be interested