Nyingchi Toursit Attractions
Tibet's lowest level elevation of the place, beautiful pastoral scenery, so you have a sense of trance exposure Jiangnan.
Nyingchi Travel Guide - Attractions, Transporation, Weather, Tours
Nyingchi is a prefecture lying in the southeastern area of Tibet. It borders with Lhasa to east, Shannan to southwest, Qamdo to south and Nagqu to north. Literally meaning the Throne of Sun, Nyingchi gets its name because of its special location. For other areas in Tibet, Nyingchi is the place where sun rises visually. With the lowest elevation of only 900m and the highest elevation of 7,782m (altitude of Namjagbarwa Peak), Nyingchi owns the biggest elevation gap in the world. The average altitude is about 3,100m, making it the lowest area of Tibet.
Nyingchi – Eastern Swizerland and Jiannan of Tibet
Traveling in Nyingchi is a unique experience. On the barren Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, you hardly believe that there is such a picturesque and fertile heaven land in wild Tibet. Nyingchi is blessed with beautiful lakes, deep gorges, immense forests, azalea-filled meadows etc. Stepping into Nyingchi, you will find the reason why Nyingchi is renowned as the "East Swizerland" and "Jiangnan of Tibet"(Jiangnan in Chinese means the fertile and prosperous area in the south of the Yangtze). In fact, there are no peach flowers in Swizerland and no snow-capped peaks in Jiangnan. So Nyingchi really enjoys the incomparable beauty.
How to Travel to Nyingchi
Most travelers travel to Nyingchi from Lhasa. It is approximately 392 km via route G-318. The most popular itinerary is:
Day 1: Drive down from Lhasa to Basum Tso Lake to Bayi Town, and stay at Bayi Town.
Day 2: Drive from Baiyi Town to Lulang Forest Area.
Day 3: Drive back to Lhasa.
This is a busy trip with long drives of about 5 hours and 30 minutes, but the scenery on the way is breathtaking. See more on Tibet transportation.
To get to Nyingchi Mainling Airport from the city center, you will drive 53 km on the Linla Highway from the south section of Binhe Avenue and Nanyue Avenue (about 7.4km). Continue 45.2 km to Milin County, and exit 500m toward the Airport.
Nyingchi Mainling Airport is approximately 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from Mainling's county seat of Mainling and 73 kilometers ( Approx 46 miles) from Linzhi County. It operates five flights a week to Chengdu. However, it is an Airport located on a winding valley. It is considered as one of the most difficult and challenging Airports to reach.
There are no transit available that link Lhasa, Tibet, China and Nyingchi, Tibet, China.
The Best Times to Visit Nyingchi
Nyingchi experiences a semi-humid high-altitude climate. The best times to visit Nyingchi are from March to May and September to October. During this season, the weather is warm and pleasant. June to August is the rainy season and cold temperatures reign in the winter, therefore the number of visitors is minimal at these times.
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