"Sershul (Shiqu in chinese)" Ganzi Things to Do Tip by themiddleway2003

Ganzi Things to Do: 7 reviews and 17 photos

  lots of traditional dancing in this area
by themiddleway2003

Sershul Gompa - probably the only monastery you?ll ever see built with pink tiles

The Sershul County Health Initiative is a holistic series of projects centred around the Sershul Tibetan Astrological and Medical Institute in Gyurga Town (I found link below)

The widespread exotic flowers and rare herbs on the Shiqu Grassland are a sight.

You can visit the nomadic families, taste the Tibetan style food and enjoy the magnificent Monastery.

Sershul County is the highest, largest and remotest of the eighteen counties comprising Kandze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province, China. Covering over 25,000 square kilometres, the county forms the north westernmost tip of Sichuan Province, three days by public transport from the nearest substantial town of Dhartsedo (Ch. Kangding), and almost a week from the provincial capital of Chengdu.

Located to the north east of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, the county is elevated to over 4000m. Summers are thus brief, and winter both long and harsh, with annual temperatures commonly falling as low as -40?C. The winter of 1995-6 brought the worst blizzards on record, ravaging the exposed plateau, devastating nomadic livestock and killing 42 nomads in Sershul County alone. 81% of the nomadic population of Sershul County lost a majority of their livestock[1], leaving many dependent on governmental and other external assistance, both in the immediate and medium terms.

The county town, Gyurga, predominantly comprises government offices and few assorted shops. Most local activity is centred on the yak market. Electricity and other services are intermittent. Even in winter few buildings are heated.

Address: easy to find, small town
Directions: Shiqu is 290Km and 7hrs from Rongbaca to Shiqu. Passing Manigage Grassland, via the comb teeth-like landform of Mt. Que'er.
Website: http://www.tibet-foundation.org/aid/att/proj_SCHISummary.html

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2004
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