Yading Nature Reserve

The Yading National Nature Reserve is found in western Sichuan's Ganzi Tibet Autonomous Prefecture in the traditional Tibetan region of Kham Ganzi, known in Tibetan as Garnze, is divided into 18 counties covering an area of 151,000 square kilometers. Yading is located in southern Daocheng county, which is known as Dapba in Tibetan. The Yading Nature Reserve covers an area of 1,344 square kilometers and has an average elevation of well over 4,000 meters.

Inside the Yading Nature Reserve are the 3 holy mountains of Chenresig, rising to 6,032 meters, Chana Dorje and Jampelyang, which both rise to 5,958 meters. These 3 snow-capped peaks sit in a triangle formation with forested valleys, clear rivers, glacier-fed lakes and abundant wildlife between them. The Tibetan name for Yading is "Nyiden", which means "facing the sun".The local Tibetan name for the area around the 3 holy mountains is "Rigsum Gonpo". In Tibetan, the names of the mountains mean "Wisdom" (Jampelyang), "Power" (Chana Dorje) and "Compassion" (Chenresig). This region was designated as a nature reserve in the late 1990's.

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