Sangke Prairie a peaceful world at the gates of Tibet

Sangke Prairie Gannan Gansu
Lost in little Tibet, the Sangke Prairie is a haven of peace in which green pastures extend to 3000 meters above the sea level. Here, modernity has no place; nomads keep the same traditions and lifestyles, which offers an authentic experience for travelers who have reached this remote corner.

Sangke Prairie

Barely 15 kilometers from Xiahe there lies the Sangke Prairie. Expanse of greenery spans 70 square kilometers with undulating hills to the border of the region. You will be hard to imagine such a landscape at an altitude of 3000 meters. In summer the meadows are then covered with Sangke flower who gave the name to the site. Crossed by rivers, lush green areas are a haven far from the bustling cities. Here, Tibetan culture is strongest and respect for their custom is essential. These prairies are highly appreciated by the nomads for the quality of their pastures. It is also in these grasslands that holds annual Buddhist festivities. Friends and family gather to grab everything they will need for the cold season. It was then time to celebrate the reunion at the end of the day.

Local Experience

Places are assessed at a mere walk in the midst of herds of yaks and sheep. But for those wishing to explore the places in more depth, you can taste the local Tibetan specialties and a ride on horseback or even yak! In the evening, for a more authentic experience, why not stay overnight at a home of local nomads or rent a tent?

  • Best time to visit

    Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. 
  • Altitude

    2 800M Altitude Sangke Prairie
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