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Tips for Travelling to Nyingchi in Tibet

 2016-03-24    Donna    Tours    Nyingchi    2619  

Nyingchi is 406 kilometers from Lhasa it takes approximately 7 hours to reach by road. Nyingchi is one of the most beautiful natural sightseeing hot spots in Tibet with the Menba and Luoba ethnic minority as the main residents the area is full of Tibetan ethnic culture. Nyingchi has the lowest average elevation in comparison to other areas of Tibet, with an average elevation between 800 meters - 3 ,000 meters it is always recommended for tourists who are concerned about suffering from altitude sickness it is recommended to start in the Nyingchi so you can slowly adapt to the change in elevation.   

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Top Attractions in Nyingchi 


1. Namjagbarwa Peak 

Namjagbarwa Peak is reputed as the “Paradise in the Clouds”. Mount Namjagbarwa is the highest mountain in Nyingchi Prefecture. It is 7,782 meters above sea level and part of the eastern Himalayan range located in southeast Tibet. 


2. Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon

Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon is one the world's deepest, highest and most dangerous canyons in the world. Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon stretching in the lower reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo River occupies an area of 64,300 square kilometers. 


3. Nyang River 

The source of Nyang River is the lush green pastures with bright meadow in the high mountains. Nyang River is rich in tourism resources like striking and picturesque landscape. Visitors all are caught by the glamour of the enchantingly beautiful scenery. 


4. Lulang Forest 

Lulang Forest is a mountain meadow which is 15 kilometers long. Known as the fairyland for the gods live it has the most magnificent scenery all year every round. 

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Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Nyingchi is either in spring or autumn as this is when temperatures are milder. To see the Peach Blossoms its best to visit in March as this is when the Peach Blossom Festival is held in Nyingchi. 

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Nyingchi Weather and Climate 

Nyingchi's climate is considered warm and temperate. There is more rain in summer than in the winter in Nyingchi. In Nyingchi, the average annual temperature is 9.8 °C. The average annual rainfall is 679 mm. 

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Transportation to Nyingchi


By Air 

Linzhi Milin Airport is twelve kilometers from Milin's county seat of Mainling and 72 kilometers from Nyingchi County. There are currently five flights a week from Chengdu Shangliu Airport to Nyingchi. 


By Road 

Many tourists choose to travel to Nyingchi by road setting out from Lhasa. The drive takes about 7 hours as there lots of areas with speed limitations. Driving is also one of the best ways to get a glimpse of the beautiful scenery of Tibet.

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