Zhangmu Town Tibet-Nepal Border

Zhangmu Town Shigatse Tibet
The town of Zhangmu is the last town before reaching the border between Nepal and Tibet. Sino-Nepal Friendship Bridge is about 10 more km away. Surrounded by mountains, flexural rivers, and flourishing flowers, the town of Zhangmu is also commercial hub crowded with tourists and businessmen.

The Zhangmu Town

To cross the border between Tibet and Nepal, you will first arrive at the town of Zhangmu, 10 kilometers from the border. The weather here is really different from other Tibetan villages. Indeed, the climate is generally cold and dry in the Tibetan plateau but, here at 2300 meters above sea level, Zhangmu is in a subtropical zone where the climate is relatively mild and humid. Lost amid its lush pine forests on slopes from towering mountains, the city is bordered by the peaceful Bhote Koshi River. It is the enchanting scenery of snowcapped Himalayas that marks the border between Tibet and Nepal. It is a return to normal after spending several days on the Tibetan plateaus.

The Friendship Bridge

Generally speaking, the border crossing is usually done on foot. It must then cross the bridge of friendship between the two countries. At each end is a checkpoint that is organized of customs with a bag scanner so that visitors are searched on both the Tibetan side and the Nepalese side. 

Nearby tourist attractions

Near the Zhangmu Town, there are many other natural and cultural attractions, like Mt. Everest,  Tashilhunpo Monastery,  Pala Manor, etc. 

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    2 300M Altitude Zhangmu Town
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