Stayed here for one night while waiting for the next day's crossing into Nepal. This place, as in all other places in this town I suppose, is about 20 minutes from the border/immigration complex without the traffic.
It was the end of December, so there wasn't much traffic at all, which was good. we were told that this place was about the best you can get in Zhangmu. We do not doubt that given the state of the town, being a small border town and all.
There are many places to eat around the hotel. We had two rooms and they were basic and without heating. We recorded a temperature of 9C in the room and had to sleep with some thicker clothing! Needless to say, it was COLD!. The locks were just push button locks. we saw a plaque at the reception area which states that this establishment is a Two-Star place. Nevertheless, it was adequate enough. We cannot judge this place without comparing it with others in town.
Hot water is also only available from 8pm till 11pm. There were only chinese channels on a small TV but that wasn't the reason we were there. Breakfast was on the ground floor (the reception was on the top floor) and the staff were quite friendly although language was a problem if you don't speak Mandarin or the Tibetan language. Breakfast was adequate.
Most people can't wait to leave I suppose but we were quite sad actually as it was our last leg of the journey. The road from Nyalam to this town makes up for everything.
- Also Known As:
- Zhangmu Gang Gyan Hotel Nyalam County, Tibet, China