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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 as a shining pearl in Tibetan Plateau with Nyingchi as a representative. Besides, its unique geography, mild climate, and the beautiful natural environment which are combined with centuries of isolation have created an atmosphere of magic and mystery. It has always been a paradise for photographers and travelers from all over the world. In this tour route, you will not only experience the mysterious Buddhist cultural atmosphere in Lhasa but also have a chance to see the charming natural landscape in Eastern Tibet. It’s an inimitable and charming world where you will get lost in it.

Lulang forests in Nyingchi
Nyingchi is known as the Jiangnan in Tibet. It’s a wonderful place where you can find the ultimate beauty of nature and the spiritual home for pure souls. With a history of thousands of years, Nyingchi could be a dream place to travelers on a trip to Tibet.
2 guests at Drepung Monastery.
This tour begins with a three-day sightseeing in Lhasa, then you will set off for Nyingchi which is called the Tibetan Switzerland. Later you will arrive Tsetang to feel close to the "cradle of Tibetan civilization" and the origin of Tibetan Buddhism.

9 Days Lhasa Nyingtri Tsetang Tour

Lhasa - Nyingtri - Tsetang - Lhasa
Colorful Nyingchi will show you the fairy tale world.
This trip is for you who are concerned about altitude sickness but keen on the plateau scenery. You will enjoy fascinating Nyingtri, and historical Tsedang, then proceed to Kathamandu via the friendship highway.

13 Days Lhasa Nyingtri Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour

Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Nyingtri - Tsedang – Gyantse – Shigatse - EBC - Gyirong – Kathmandu

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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