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Namcha Barwa Mountain in Nyingchi

Eastern Tibet Tour

Eastern Tibet is very different from the rest of the vast and desert-like Tibetan plateau landscape. It is considered a shining pearl in Tibetan Plateau with Nyingchi as a representative. It's also known as the "Swiss Alps of the East". Besides, its unique geography, mild climate, beautifu natural environment and centuries of isolation create a magical and romantic atmosphere. It has always been a paradise for photographers and travelers from all over the world. Via the tour packages below, you will experience its mysterious Buddhist culture, snow-capped peaks, lush virgin forests, idyllic pastures, and picturesquare Tibetan villages. If you are visiting in early April, what awaits you will be the large pink peach forest scattered in the Brahmaputra Grand Canyon.

Lhasa - Nyingtri
Visit highlights of Tibetan Buddhist culture and Unfold a different kind of beauty of Tibetan Switzerland - Nyingtri.
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Lhasa - Draksumtso - Nyingchi
Hiking around Xintso Lake in the depths of Draksumtso to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Nyingchi - Bomi - Lhasa
Cover natural exploration of beautiful scenic spots in Nyingchi and Bomi as well as Tibetan cultural immersion in Lhasa.
Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Nyingtri - Tsedang – Shigatse - EBC - Gyirong – Kathmandu
Visit holy Lhasa, enjoy fascinating Nyingtri and historical Tsedang, admire Everest and cross Himalayans to Kathamandu.
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Lhasa - Nyingtri - Tsetang - Lhasa
Get an up-close look at eastern Tibet and present you with the culture and natural scenery of Nyingchi and Tsedang.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit eastern Tibet, such as Nyingchi?

The best time to visit Nyingchi is from mid-March to mid-November. Spring, summer and autumn are all suitable to go to Nyingchi, and every season is beautiful. Nyingchi is located in the southeastern part of Tibet, with a warm and humid climate, and the scenery of the four seasons is different. From March to April, Nyingtri is well known for the peach blossoms spread out everywhere over the hills and plains. Usually the annual Peach Blossom Festival in Nyingchi is scheduled from March 15 to April 20. May and June are also the best time to appreciate the rhododendrons. In July and August, you can see beautiful rape flowers here. From September to November, you can see rich deciduous forests with golden colors. In addition, autumn is the also best time to see Mt. Namche Barwa.

There are 3 ways to get to Nyingtri: one is to fly to Lhasa first and then take a tourist bus to Nyingchi, which is the most classic way. Starting from June 25, 2021, the Lhasa-Nyingchi railway was put into operation so you can also take the train to Nyingchi from Lhasa now. The second way is to fly directly to Nyingchi from Chengdu, Chongqing or Kunming. Compared to flying to Lhasa(3650m), flying to Nyingchi(2980m) is relatively easy to adapt to the altitude so this way is quite popular among older and younger travelers. The last option is to travel overland from Chengdu via the G318 highway to Tibet, a unique in-depth road trip adventure.


No.1 Namcha Barwa

Namcha Barwa peak is known as the Shy Girl Peak. Its huge triangular-shaped body is covered by heavy snow and shrouded in mist all year round, never revealing its true colors easily. It would be a blessing to be able to see the face of Namcha Barwa.

No.2 Lulang Forest

Lulang, a place with snowy mountains, meadows, villages, and houses surrounded by stone fences and tree branches. From a distance, it looks like a primitive tribe, and it is completely integrated with the surrounding natural environment. It's a land of idyllic beauty.

No.3 Peach Blossoms Valley

Peach Blossom Valley is surrounded by mountains on three sides. The surrounding forests are verdant all year round, with gurgling water from the hills. In March and April each year, the snow-capped glaciers are set against the tall peach blossoms, making Nyingtri have a pure, natural and magnificent beauty.

No.4 Draksum-tso

In Tibetan, it means "green water". The lake is like a green orb in the forest, with a delicate central island. There's different scenery throughout the year. Draksum-tso Lake Scenic Area integrates snow-capped mountains, lakes, forests, waterfall, pastures, cultural relics and historic sites. It's a famous sacred lake and holy land of the Red Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

No.5 Bend of the Yarlung Tsangpo River

Glaciers, cliffs, steep slopes, running waves, and huge rivers are intertwined in the entire canyon area, and the environment is very harsh. Many areas are still unattended, and they can be called "the last mystery on earth." Only a few parts of this scenic are now open to tourists.

The food in Nyingtri follows the traditional flavors of Tibet but also has its ethnic minority features. The most famous food here is called Stone Pot Chicken, which is a bit like a hot pot, with tender chicken meat, a delicious soup and a hint of Chinese herbs. Tibetan pork is another favorite local delicacy of the Tibetans. Roasted Tibetan pork is extremely flavourful and nutritious. Hand-grabbed lamb is a unique way for herders to eat mutton. It is also considered one of the most famous foods for ethnic groups in Tibet. In addition, matsutake is a specialty of Nyingtri, known as the "king of edible mushrooms". Braised Tibetan chicken with matsutake in soy sauce is delicious.


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