Nyingtri Travel Advice
Nestling between the Himalayas and the Nyainqentanglha Mountains, Nyingchi (also known as Nyingtri or Linzhi), highly reputed as “Chinese Swiss Alps in Eastern Tibet”, covers an area of 116,175 square kilometers with one district and six counties. With the altitude ranging from 900m to 7782m, Nyingchi is endowed with the world’s largest vertical topography distribution and an unbelievable luxuriance of flora and fauna, like Nnamjagbarwa Mountain, Yarlung Tsangpo Canyon, Niyang River, Lulang Forest, Cypress Trees, Lucid Ganoderma, and Tibetan Antelope, etc. Also, it has well preserved the authentic folk customs and mysterious religions in the ethnic groups.
Meaning “throne of the sun” in Tibetan Language, Nyingchi in eastern Tibet borders Lhasa on the west, Nagqu on the northwest, Chamdo on the northeast, Myanmar and India on the southeast, Shannan on the southwest, and connects Chengdu via G318 National Highway (Sichuan-Tibet Southern Highway) and Kunming via Yunnan-Tibet Highway. Besides, you can also get to Nyingchi by flight from Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi’an, etc. Since Lhasa Nyingchi Railway has already been under construction, you’ll be able to take the train to Nyingchi from Lhasa and Chengdu in the near future.
The lower altitude with abundant oxygen, marvelous attractions with stunning landscape, and multiple access by flight or highway make Nyingchi become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tibet. To facilitate your Tibet Nyingchi travel, we, Tibet Vista team, have nailed down loads of useful travel advice for your Nyingchi tour. From Nyingchi map to altitude and weather, from transportation to hotels in Nyingchi, here you’ll find what you need exactly!
Most Useful Travel Articles to Help your Nyingchi Tour Planning
Here we have handpicked the most frequently asked questions on Nyingchi travel and tours, like how to plan an eastern Tibet tour, best time to visit Nyingchi, how to get to Nyingchi, what and where to eat in Nyingchi, when and where to enjoy Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival, etc. By the way, you are warmly welcomed to send your inquiry to our Tibet travel gurus and we’re already here to help you out.
Eastern Tibet: where is eastern Tibet and how to plan an eastern Tibet tour?
Eastern Tibet is made up of the Prefectures of Nyingchi and Chamdo. Here is ultimate guide to Eastern Tibet tour involving geographical location, major attractions, best time to visit, best way to eastern Tibet from Chengdu or Lhasa and other travel tips.
Maps of Nyingchi City, the Chinese Swiss Alps in Eastern Tibet
Nyingchi Map guide clear presents the location of Nyingchi in Tibet, tourist attractions, weather and climate, hotels, restaurants, Lhasa Nyingchi train, flights and other valuable information.
Nyingchi Altitude: how to visit Nyingchi attractions with varied elevations
With elevations ranging from 4,000 meters down to 1,400 meters, Nyingchi, Swiss Alps of Tibet, is the lowest area of Tibetan Plateau, housing numerou sightseeings, like Namche Barwa Peak, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, Niyang River, Lulang Forest, etc. Check more about Nyinghchi attractions with their altitudes.
Best Time to Visit Nyingchi: Nyingchi weather, climate and tour highlights in different month
When is the best time to visit Nyingchi? Nyingchi is suitable for travel all year round with different tour highlights in each months. Check the monthly guide to tour eastern Tibet with more details on Nyingchi weather, temperature, climate, and festivals.
Nyingchi Transportation: how to travel easily in Nyingchi and beyond
How to Get to Eastern Tibet Nyingchi? Tourists can travel to Nyingchi by flight from Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi'an, and Hong Kong, by overland via Sichuan Tibet Highway, Yunnan Tibet Highway, and Lhasa Nyingchi Expressway. Know more about Lhasa Nyingchi Railway and how to tour Nyingchi and surroundings.
Lhasa Nyingchi Railway: Tibet railway extension and vital section of new Sichuan Tibet Railway
Lhasa Nyingchi Railway, the proposed section of Sichuan Tibet Railway, stretches 434 km with a design speed of 60 km per hour and is expected to be completed in 2019. Since Lhasa to Nyingchi flight is unavailable now, tourists can only travel eastern Tibet via Lhasa-Nyingchi High Grade Highway. Check more about Lhasa Nyingchi tour packages.
Lhasa to Nyingchi Flight: how to travel between Lhasa and Nyingchi
Lhasa to Nyingchi flight is unavailable now, but tourists still can travel from Lhasa to Nyingchi via Sichuan-Tibet Highway G318. Check top highlights in Lhasa Nyingchi tour and best time to visit eastern Tibet.
Flights from Chengdu to Nyingchi and Nyingchi to Chengdu
The flight from Chengdu to Nyingchi departs in the early morning from Chengdu, landing in Nyingchi Milin airport, the second important airport in Tibet located 40km south of Baiyi town.
Nyingchi Day Tours: how to arrange day trip in Nyingchi
Nyingchi, known as the “Swiss Alps of Tibet”, has a huge abundance of attractions for tourists to the area, from the stunning Basum Tso Lake to the Namche Barwa Mountain and the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. Check more about eastern Tibet Nyingchi tour to Lhasa, Mt.Everest, Namtso Lake and Tsedang.
Nyingchi Food and Restaurant: what and where to eat in Nyingchi
What to eat in Nyingchi? Restaurants in Nyingchi offer you a wide variety of local delicious food, including Lulang Shi Guo Ji, Tibetan Pig, Bahe Fish, Hand-held Mutton, Lhoba Grilled Mountain Rat and Yellow Wine, etc. Read more about dining in Nyingchi.
Nyingchi Special Products: what and where to shop in Nyingchi
Do you wanna buy some special products back home after touring Nyingchi? Here are the top Nyingchi special products, namely, Ganoderma Lucidum, Cordyceps Sinensis, Saffron Crocus, Bome Snow Lotus, Nyingchi Matsutake, Gongbo'gyamda Tibetan pig, Medog Stone Bowl, etc.
Embrace Rosy Peach Blossoms in Nyingchi Spring
2018 Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival will start from March 29th to April 20th. And the best time to enjoy the rosy peach flowers is March 15th to April 20th. But where is the best place to go? Let’s go with Tibet Vista to explore the fairyland in advance!
Tibet Vista's First Group Ended Smoothly with Great Memory in Nyingchi
As Tibetan spring is approaching, the first group tour of Tibet Vista have explored the pink fairyland in Nyingchi and visited Everest Base Camp as well as Mount Kailash.
How to Plan a 4-day Lhasa Nyingchi Shannan Self-Driving Tour?
Here you’ll get the most useful info on a self-driving adventure to Nyiingchi and Shannan from Lhasa, including documents needed for self-driving in Tibet, detailed itinerary and tourist sightseeing in Lhasa Nyingchi Tsedang tour.
Recommended Eastern Tibet Tour Itineraries
Eastern Tibet Nyingchi offers you loads of amazing things to do, like participating in the rosy peach blossom festival in early April, enjoying fabulous azalea blossoms in May and golden rape flowers in June, joining bustling bumper harvest in September and capturing a clear view of Mount Nnamjagbarwa in December, etc. What’s more, the stone-pot chicken and appetizing matsutake banquet are always worth trying! Check the top 4 highly recommended Nyingchi tours with the extending trip to Lhasa City and Mount Everest Base Camp.
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