Plan your Lhasa – Gyantse Tour? Langkazi (or Nangartse) is a must place you have to pass by. It is a county administered by Shannan Prefecture in Tibet. Langkazi is located in the north of the middle Himalaya Mountains, bordering Bhutan. Langkazi County lies in a basin surrounded by high mountains in four sides with average altitude of over 4500m.
Langkazi in Tibetan means “white nose tip, indicating the snow capped mountains in the town. There are 6 mountains higher than 6000m with Nojinkangsang being the highest 7194m.
The azure and holy lake – Yamdroke Lake is located in Langkazi County. A 20-minute drive or 2 hour walk from the town Langkazi brings you to a nice and charming place – Samding Monastery.
Langkazi (Nangartse) is in the middle of the drive way between Lhasa and Gyantse. So many Chinese tourist groups will stop here for a short break after visiting Yamdroke Lake from Lhasa before getting to Gyantse County.
Langkazi (Nangartse) is a small town with basic accommodations and a few restaurants. Most foreign visitors would drive another two hours to Gyantse for lunch. To go to Gyantse from Langkazi, you have to climb over Karola Pass (5042m). Karola Pass is the divided line between Gyantse County and Langkazi County.
Langkazi (Nangartse) Travel Tips:
1. Lhasa – Yamdroke Lake 104km
2. Yamdroke Lake – Langkazi (Nangartse) 51km
3. Langkazi (Nangartse) – Gyantse 96km
4. Tourims Enquiry: 08048-7382221
Follow your nose to Gyantse and turn right for Langkazi (Nangartse)
Entering the town of Langkazi
Nangartse has basic accommodations and a few restaurants
Barley fields around Langkazi (Nangartse)
Bordering Gyantse County