Gangpo Ri

Highlight tourist attraction in Shannan

Gangpo Ri is a high mountain in Tsetang with an altitude of 4,130 meters. It is said to be the original place of Tibetan people where Chenresig in the form of a monkey mated with demoness Sinmo to produce the first Tibetan man. What’s more, the Monkey Cave is famous in the mountain where the origin begins. It is near the summit near the mountain and you can ask local people where exactly it is when you come closer.

Monkey Cave and Festival Celebration-Gangpo Ri

Meanwhile, you can climb about 550 meters to the Monkey Cave from the Sang-ngag Zimche Nunnery. It normally takes about two hours and you should be well-prepared in advance. The route is also part of a pilgrim route for local people. Especially on Saga Dawa Festival, there are many people joining the route for celebration.

Practical Gangpo Ri Travel Tips

There is much to learn before visiting it.


1. There are many hotels in Shannan Prefecture so you have no need to worry about the accommodation.