There is a Galaxy in the heaven and a Sky River (Tianhe) on the earth, which is Yarlung Tsangpo River. In Chinese, Yarlung Tsangpo River means water flowing down from the crest. Found in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as 'the roof of the world', this is the biggest river in Tibet and also holds the position as being the river found at the highest altitude across the world.
Yarlung Tsangpo River Valley is rich in forest resources, owning 2,644 thousand hectares' of virgin forest. Rare and unique plants and animals along with a natural treasure house of wildlife such as yew and Zoraptera insects can be found here. From the Pottery shard and stone objects of the Neolithic Period discovered in Nyingchi County, the ancient culture of Yarlung Tsangpo River can be traced back thousands of years. To some extent, it is the cradle of Tibetan civilization.
Related Hiking Tour Itinerary Information:
Yarlung Tsangpo Exploration: 6 days tour from Chengdu to Nyingtri, Pailong Village, Drachu Camp, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon and Lulang Village