Zoige County is also called “Dzoge County”. The county capital is called Taktsha Gondrong OR “Ruo-Er-Gai” in Chinese with altitude of 3,400 meters above sea level;
Zoige County is administrated by Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. It is located on the northeastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The watershed of Yellow River and the Yangtze River divides it into two parts. It is adjacent to Maqu County, Luqu County, Zhuoni County, Diebu County of Gansu Province,and also is bordered by Aba County, Hongyuan County, Songpan County and Jiuzhaigou County. It is 470 kilometers southeast of Lanzhou, 325 kilometers away from the Prefecture capital of Barkham, and 470 kilometers from the province capital of Chengdu.
Zoige County has the reputation of “China’s most beautiful wetland grassland in High altitude cold area” and “China’s black-necked crane town”, and is known as “the oasis of the northwestern Sichuan Plateau” and “paradise in the clouds”.
The Best travel time
Summer (July-August). In summer, the temperature is not high, the flowers in the mountains and plains are everywhere. At this time, the popular “Huahu Lake” （Huahu, literally means the lake of flowers） is in the most beautiful moment of the year.
The traditional Tibetan festivals are held in the winter time from December to the next March. Although the weather is harsh, however, it is the best time for those whom are interested in the true ethnic customs of Tibetan.
How to get Zoige county
To get to the county of Zoige, usually it starts from Chengdu, in which there are regular buses to Zoige. There are also regular buses to Zoige in the surrounding counties and cities. Among of those, there are many attractions in Aba County, Songpan County, Jiuzhaigou County, Langmusi and Barkham County.
Add: 48 kilometers from Hong Yuan county
Contact: +86 837 7735566
Airport code: AHJ
Altitude: 3,535 meter
Address: Songpan county, Aba Prefecture
Contact: +86 837 7243770
Airport Code: JZH
Altitude: 3,448 meter
Zoige Bus Station
Add: Zoige County,
Contact: +86 837 2298395
Altitude: 3,400 meter
Chengdu Cha Dian Zi Bus Station
Add: No. 289, Section 5th, West Third ring road;
Contact: +86 28 87506610
Altitude: 460 meter
Chengdu to Zoige One bus to Zoige with departure at 06:30 am every day. One additinal departure at 07:00 am in July and August, the ride takes 9 hours, with rate of 200RMB per ticket
Zoige to Chengdu Two buses at 07:05 am, 07:30 am every day, the ride takes 9 hours, with rate of 200 RMB per ticket
Songpan to Zoige Two buses at 10:00 am, 14:30 pm every day, the ride takes 3 hours, with rate of 48 RMB per ticket
Zoige to Barkham One bus at 06:30 am in summer; 07:00 am in winter, the ride takes 6 hours, with rate of 80 RMB per ticket
Zoige to Aba county One bus at 08:00 am every day; the ride takes 6 hours, with rate of 80 RMB per ticket
Zoige to Langmusi One bus at 07:00 am, the bus shall stop at the Langmusi stop around 09:00 am. At 14:30 pm, there is a direct bus to Langmusi departing from Zoige. It takes 2 hours with rate of 22 RMB per ticket
Langmusi to Zoige one bus at 07:00 am in summer and 07:30 am in winter. It takes 2 hours with rate of 22 RMB per ticket
Zoige to Tangke Township One bus at 15:00 pm in summer OR 14:30 pm in winter. It takes 1.5 hours with rate of 23 RMB per ticket
Tangke Township to Zoige It is a stop of Tangke of the bus departing from Xiaman to Zoige, arriving in Tangke bus stop around 10:00 am. It takes 1.5 hours ith rate of 22 RMB per ticket
Chartered vehicle to view spots
There are many scenic spots in Zoige that are not reachable by bus, and chartered vehicle is the most convenient way to travel. On the street garden next to the county center and the road intersection square next to Fanzhou hotel, you will find many minivans, which can be used to go to the scenic spots
Chartered vehcile to Hongyuan one-way for about 350 RMB
Chartered vehcile to Songpan one way about 350-380 RMB
Chartered vehcile to The Yellow River Jiuqu First Bay round-trip 150 RMB,
Chartered vehcile to Langmusi is about 250RMB.
Be advised: The above listed prices are just updated in 2019 April. Those are for reference, and prices can be affected by the travel season, the individual bargaining power
Distance from Zoige to scenic spots
Zoige to Tangke Township 64km – Yellow River Jiuqu First Bay 8km
Zoige to Huahu (Flower) lake 45km – Hongxing Township 33km – Langmusi 12km
Zoige to Baxi conference site 33km
Zoige to Jiangzha Hot Spring 95.5km
Zoige to Brazil Conference Site 33km – Qiji Township 18km
Zoige to Baozuo Township 85km – Dajin Temple (the seat of Baozuo Battle) 4km
Zoige to Hongxing county 78km – 12km from Jiangzha Township – 30km from Tiebu Sika Deer Conservation Area.