Nyingchi Travel Guide

Nyingchi means “Throne of the Sun” in the Tibetan language, which indicates it’s the place where the sun rises. It is located in the southwest of Tibet Autonomous Region, at an average elevation about 3,100 meters. The famous Himalayas and Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains in the west are like two parallel dragons protecting this peaceful land with the Hengduan Mountains in the east. The deepest canyon in the world - the Grand Brahmaputra Canyon is also located in Nyingchi. Due to the special geography conditions, the climate in Nyingchi is pleasant for living, which makes the natural scenery is as splendid as the south of the Yangtze. That’s why it is called “the Jiangnan in Tibet”; for western tourists, it’s “the Switzerland in Tibet” as well.

Nyingchi is the paradise made by snow mountains, forests, and canyons. You will feel romantic when you are here. There is a famous story that spread widely in Nyingchi. “I have been begging Buddha for five hundred years, for meeting you at my most beautiful age. The Buddha turned me into a tree, growing on the road you will pass by...”

Tips:

The best time to travel to Nyingchi is from March to May, and September to October. Because December to February is cold, while June to August is the monsoon.

Nyingchi Attractions Nyingchi Hotels

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Grand Ngari Northern Route Tour

29 Days Private tour H08

Mindroling Monastery, Samye Monastery, Trandruk Monastery, Yumbulagang Palace, Chongye Burial Mounds, Lamaling Temple, Lulang Forest, Rawoktso Lake, Tashigang Village, Draksum-tso Lake, Tsurphu Monastery, Yampachen Hot Springs, Namtso Lake, Dungtso, Zanda Clay Forest, Tholing Monastery, Guge Kingdom (Tsaparang), Mt. Kailash, Lake Manasarovar, Rongbuk Monastery, Everest Base Camp, Nartang Monastery, Sakya Monastery, Drampa Gyang Temple, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shalu Monastery, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum, Gyantse Dzong, Karola Glacier, Yamdroktso Lake, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Drak Yerpa

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Classic Lhasa Nyingtri Tour

5 Days Private tour E01

Potala Palace, Tibetan Carpet Workshop, Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple, Draksum-tso Lake, Giant Cypress Garden, Lulang Forest

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Lhasa Nyingtri Tsetang Tour

9 Days Private tour E02

Potala Palace, Tibetan Carpet Workshop, Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Draksum-tso Lake, Lulang Forest, Tashigang Village, Trandruk Monastery, Yumbulagang Palace, Chongye Burial Mounds, Samye Monastery

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Lhasa Nyingtri Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour

13 Days Private tour E03

Potala Palace, Tibetan Carpet Workshop, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Drak Yerpa, Ganden Monastery, Yampachen Hot Springs, Namtso Lake, Draksum-tso Lake, Lulang Forest, Yumbulagang Palace, Trandruk Monastery, Pelkor Chöde Monastery with Gyantse Kumbum, Yamdroktso Lake, Karola Glacier, Rongbuk Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Everest Base Camp

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Sichuan Tibet Hwy 4WD Tour

12 Days Private tour K01

Lake Mugecuo, Paoma Shan, Chode Gaden Pendeling Monastery, Pomda Monastery, Neru Monastery, Rawoktso Lake, Dodung Monastery, Lunang Scenic Area, Draksum-tso Lake, Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Jokhang Temple, Drak Yerpa, Sera Monastery

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