2021.5.5, Caterpillar fungus picking period of 2021
2021 caterpillar fungus picking will begin shortly. Host families will move to their summer pastoral lands and not able to host any visitor for about a month.
The last visiting time is 15th of May, and the valley is estimated to reopen in early July.
Keep up with our latest updates and we hope to see you in the valley soon.
Important Notice 4 Mar 2021
We are delighted to announce that the Valley of Cats community-based wildlife tourism project has now re-opened for bookings from China mainland citizens. In response to COVID-19 controls, visitors from high or medium risk areas need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result no more than 14 days before arrival and all visitors need to provide a valid green ‘health code’. The community would like to stress that the regulations are subject to change at short notice. We recommend potential visitors take into account this risk when considering a booking. Please check this page regularly for any updates on policy.
Thank you and we look forward to welcoming more people to this special place.
Welcome to “The Valley of the Cats”. Nestled on the Tibetan Plateau and through which runs one of the world’s mighty rivers – the Mekong – the Valley of the Cats is a special place. Due to a combination of prey abundance, a lack of poaching due to the Buddhist beliefs of the local people and a pristine environment, The Valley of the Cats supports a high density of predators, including Snow Leopard, Leopard, Lynx, Wolf, Asian Brown Bear and many more special animals and birds. Use the menu on the right of the screen to browse this website to gain a sense of the unique wildlife, the local people, the stunning scenery and the ongoing efforts to celebrate and conserve this special part of the world. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not visit us?
欢迎访问昂赛“大猫谷”！ “大猫谷”是一块地理位置特殊的地区，它位于神秘的青藏高原，受世界上最雄伟的河流之一 – 澜沧江 – 的滋养。由于丰富的捕食资源、保存完好的生态环境和藏族传统里不杀生的影响，昂赛“大猫谷”拥有种类繁多的高级肉食动物和珍稀鸟类，比如雪豹、金钱豹、猞猁和棕熊。通过网站右侧的目录，您可以详细地了解“大猫谷”独特的野生动物种群、当地牧民、旖旎的自然风光和保护工作进展。如果您也觉得这片土地神秘独特，赶紧加入我们吧！
This website has been created on behalf of the local community co-operative in the Valley of the Cats. 100% of the revenue from tourism stays with the local community; 45% goes to the host family, 45% to a community fund providing benefits to the whole community and 10% to community-based Snow Leopard conservation projects.
The community-based tourism project in the Valley of the Cats is a community initiative. The community would like to thank 三江源国家公园管理局 (The Sanjiangyuan [Three-River-Source] National Park Administration)、玉树州人民政府 (Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefectural People’s Government)、玉树州林草局 (Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefectural Forestry and Grassland Administration)、杂多县人民政府 (Zaduo County People’s Government) and the 国家公园澜沧江源园区管委会 (Three-River-Source National Park Administration Commission of Langcang-River-Source Zone) for their guidance and support.
The community-based conservation in the Valley of the Cats is implemented by （山水自然保护中心）ShanShui Conservation Center and supported by 阿拉善SEE（The SEE FOUNDATION)，Panthera，Snow Leopard Trust, 膳魔师 (THERMOS)，安迪维特（Advanturer) and 广州博冠（BOSMA).
Cover photo by Frédéric Larrey.
拍摄 Frédéric Larrey