Litang county | 理塘县

Litang county is 4050 meters above sea level, its altitude has made this remote Tibetan township a nickname of “Highland-city”. Situated on the road intersection that connects Yunnan province to the south, and the central Tibet (Tibet Autonomous Region) to its west. Its geography location has made Litang an important traffic hub. Its colorful culture tradition has also made this small town well-known.

There are about 37 monasteries in this county, The annual 7 days long Litang Horse Racing festival is a great colourful celebrationg that attracts visitors from all parts of the eastern Tibet, even visitors, tourists from aboard.

Litang county can be easily access from Chengdu, which is well connected with Europe and North America, as well as the southeast Asia. So wherever you depart from Bangkok, or Paris, or LA, it is possible for you to reach this remote high land town within 40 hours. However, it strongly recommend you to spend 2 or 3 days more on the road before arriving at this town due to altitude acclimatizing.

From Air, the road is like a capital letter “Y”; The road from Chengdu via Kangding, Xinduqiao, Yajiang to reach this town, the land en route is picturesque. The road from Litang southern for about 128km to Daocheng, another national level Nature Reserve, also the major three Holy mountains are situated in this reserve; The major two towns of Zhong Dian also Gylantang (currently Shangri La City) & Deqin county of the eastern Edge of Kham are further south after Daocheng.

Litang County Main Attractions

Litang Chode
It is also called “Ganden Tubchen Chokhorling”, a gelukpa tradition, was found in 1580 by Dalai Lama III, and rebuilt in the 90s of 20th century.
Zha Ga Holy mountain
Some 30km south of Litang by the main road, it is a holy mountain that held the traditional praying ceremony during important event, such as, Saga festival, Litang horse-racing festival.
Litang hot-spring
Some 20-25km west from Litang, near the main road;

Recommended Accommodation in Litang County

Chongcao Hotel | 虫草大酒店

Add: No.168 New Development Zone , litang | 理塘 新区开发区168号
Contact: +86 836 532-6666
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are not supported

Shangrila Hotel | 香巴拉大酒店

Add : Middle Section of Xianhe Avenue , litang | 理塘 仙鹤大道中段
Contact : +86 836 261-1788
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

Gangbo Gongga Hotel | 岗波贡嘎酒店

Add : No.109, Tuanjie Road (North Section), litang | 理塘 团结路北段109号
Contact : +86 836 532-6376
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are not supported

Tsangyang Gyatso International Hotel | 仓央嘉措情歌酒店

Add : No. 101, Che Zhan New Village, Litang | 理塘 车站新村101号
Contact : +86 836 532-7888
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are not supported

Mei Duo Smart Hotel | 梅朵精品酒店

Add : Mu Min New Village , litang | 理塘 牧民新村
Contact : +86 836 532-4288
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

Khayman Hotel | 凯曼酒店

Add : No. 1, Ying Bin Road, Litang | 理塘 迎宾大道1号
Contact : +86 836 532-6266
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Debit card (China Union) is accepted

How to get to Litang County

There are two airports are close to Litang:
–Daocheng airport, which is about 110km south of Litang county, approxiamtely 2 hours drive
–Kangding airport, which is about 270km east from Litang county, approxiamtely 6 hours drive

Daocheng Yading Airport Facts

Contact: +86 836 572 3333
IATA Code: DCY
Altitude: 4,411 meters above sea level
Web: http://www.kdjcgroup.net/

Kangding Airport Facts

Contact: +86 836 282 7811
IATA Code: KGT
Altitude: 4,238 meters above sea level
Web: http://www.kdjcgroup.com/

Distance from Litang to

  • To Kangding: 290 kilometers, about 6 hours drive
  • To Bamei : 270 kilometers, about 5 hours drive
  • To Xinlong: 150 kilometers, about 3.5 hours drive
  • To Garze (Kanze) : 260 kilometers, about 5.5 hours drive
  • To Daocheng: 160 kilometers, about 2.5 hours drive
  • To Batang: 170 kilometers, about 3 hours drive

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