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Nyainqentanglha Mountains, Snowy Spine of Tibet

Updated: 2011-06-17 10:54
Nyainqentanglha Mountains, Snowy Spine of Tibet

Yaks roam free at the foot of snow-capped Nyainqentanglha Mountains. []

Nyainqentanglha Mountains is one of the major mountain ranges on China's Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, which serves as the ridge dividing Yarlung Zangbo River and Nujiang River. Stretching 1,400 kilometers and rising to 7,111 meters at its peak, Nyainqentanglha Mountains is capped with heavy layers of snow year-round.

The mountains stand atop Qiangtang Prairie and face Namtso Lake to the north, making the region a sightseeing destination wooed by Buddhist pilgrims and tourists alike.

Nyainqentanglha Mountains is the cradle of mountaineering sports in China. Chinese mountaineering team began training at the mountains in as early as 1959.

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