Sertar County | 色达县

Sertar is also called “Seda” in Chinese pinyin. Its geography coordinates is Latitude 31 ° 38′-33 ° 20 ‘, longitude 98 ° 48′-101 ° 00’. Located in the Northwest of Kham. Neighboring Zamtang county in its east; north to Banma and Dari county of Amdo; in its south and west are separately Luhuo county and Garze (Kanze) county It administration area is about 9,338 square kilometers, by the end of 2011, the population of this county is more than 45,600 people, among of them, more than 80% is Tibetan. The others include Chinese Han people, Miao people, Hui people, Mogonlian people…etc; “Setar” means “The Golden Horse”, because a piece of horse shape gold was discovered in this region, therefore it also called “The Golden horse county”


The altitude of Sertar town is 3750 meters above sea level which 100 meters higher than Tibet’s capital town of Lhasa. The landmark of this township is one huge white Chorten that is erected at the entrance of this township. Stretching from its north, the road curved onto mountains entering the southern Amdo. Zamtang, another mysterious Tibetan town is some 120 km east from here. Sertar’s climate is a continental monsoon type, the annual average temperature – 0 degrees, the average temperature in January is – 11 degrees; In July, the average temperature is about 10 degrees; the lowest temperature reaches -37 degrees; The oxygen content is less than 60% of the standard;

Due to its isolated location, this place is very seldom visited, however, in recent years, Sertar gradually becomes a popular site because one well-known Larung Gar Buddhist Academy is located in a valley some 20 km southeast from this township

Sertar Location


Recommended Sights

Larung Gar monastery

Sertar Major Event

Event Name : Golden Horse Festival
Event date : The 4th day on the 5th Month of Tibetan Calendar
Event Location: Serta county

Recommended Accommodation in Sertar County

Lavande Hotel

Address: No. 32, Jinma Avenue | 色达 金马大道32号
Contact: +86 836 893-6888
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Echarm Hotel

Address: No. 36, Ying Bin Avenue | 色达 迎宾大道36号
Contact: +86 836 893-3133
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Seda Grand Hotel

Address : No.69, Jin Ma Road | 色达 金马大道69号
Contact : +86 836 260-8888
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Shengdi Lianhua Hotel

Address:The east section, Jia Fang Road | 色达解放路东段
Contact: +86 836 852-5666
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Larung Gar Guesthouse

Add: within Larung Gar Top of the hill overlooking the whole valley
Contact: No Reservation accepted
Facilities: Parking-lot | Public bathroom
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are not supported

Century Grand Hotel

Address : No.54, Jin Ma Road | 色达 金马大道54号
Contact : +86 836 893-6666
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Jin Ma Grand Hotel

Add: No. 26, Jin Ma East Road
Contact: +86 836 8528111
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Crown Boutique Hotel

Add: No. 25, East Section, Jie Fa Road
Contact: +86 836 8528999
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Nian Long Shambala Hotel

Add: No. 4, Tuan Jie North Road
Contact: +86 836 8527888
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Hot-water shower
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are not supported

Conch & Home

Add: No. 74, Bin He Road
Contact: +86 0 15828877158
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | Public bath room
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are not supported

How to get to Sertar

The two airports of Hongyuan airport (AHJ) and Kangding airport (KGT) are both ok to be used for getting to Sertar county; however, when the Kanze Gesar Airport accomplished, then it is very possible to reach this remote town within 4 hours from Chengdu;

Distance from Sertar to

  • To Barkham: 280 kilometers, about 5.5 hours drive
  • To Kangding : 420 kilometers, about 8 hours drive
  • To Garze (Kanze) : 150 kilometers, about 4 hours drive
  • To Luohuo : 155 kilometers on paved road, about 3 hours drive
  • To Chengdu : 620 kilometers, about 11 hours drive

Sertar County Bus Station Facts

Address: The east Section, Jie Fang Road | 色达县,解放路东段
Phone: +86 836 8522115
Altitude: 3,880 meters above sea level
Working hours: 06:00 am – 17:30 pm
The appearance of Sertar Bus Station is kind of old, and it is not obviously easy to be found, it situated in the “old” yard across the street from Sertar Tourism Board

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