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Nanjiabawa Scenic Zone

Nanjiabawa Scenic Zone

The expression of "Nanjiabawa" has many meanings in the Tibetan language, and one of them is "the burning thunder and lightning" and another is "the spear that shoots upright to the heaven". The main peak of Nanjiabawa is 7,782 meters in height and famed as "the father of icebergs". The foot of the peak is full of hot springs and exuberant vegetation, which is a perfect resort for both leisure and exploration. It will meet all your needs.

Nanjiabawa Scenic Zone

The most eyes-catching attraction in the Prefecture of Nyingchi is the Nanjiabawa Peak, which is the highest in Nyingchi and the 15th highest in the globe. The 14 higher peaks are all above 8,000 meters, in other words, Najiabawa is the No. 1 in all the peaks below the latitude of 8,000 meters. Covered with deep snow and mists all year around, as a result, it is hard to see its real face from its colossal triangle body. Until 1992, the Sino-Japan Mountain Climbing Team conquered Nanjiabawa, according to this fact, you can image how difficult of it. At present, it has become a very hot and challenging destination for professional mountain climbers from both home and abroad. It is so challenging that attracts many outdoor enthusiasts.

As a matter of fact, due to the complex plate formation and structure of the Yalazhangbu Canyon where the peak is located, earthquakes and snow slides has always haunted Nanjiabawa. Consequently it had been a “virgin peak” that had never been conquered by human climbers for a long while. The west slope of the peak is a bluff that goes down to the floor of the valley. A long mountain ridge, which consists of several peaks over 7,000 meters above the sea level, winds its way northwestwards.

The whole ridge resembles a huge iron saw with its sharp teeth mantled with thick ice and snow. Between Najiabawa and the Peak of Naipeng in the south three colossal glaciers grow downwards and finally disappear in the lush green forest. The 7,234 meters high Lajiabailei Peak in the north, shaped like a horse saddle, is also permanently mantled with fog and snow. The snow land scenery on the peak top (7,782 meters above the sea level) and the tropical views can all be seen between Nanjiabawa and Bacuoka of Motuo County (the distance between is only 200 kilometers).

The locals show special awes and admirations for Nanjiabawa in a hope to ascend to the heaven afterlife via the peak. The history of the mountain climbing, the treacherous topography and horrible weather make it a real challenge to climb the Nanjiabawa Peak.

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