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Nyingchi, Tibet

Information about Nyingchi
Nyingtri city is also known as Nyingchi city. Nyingchi city is situated in the southeastern side of Tibet Autonomous Region and well adorned with its magical panorama. Nyingchi in Tibetan language means' The Grand Throne of Sun'. Nyingchi is situated at an average altitude of 3000 m which is comparatively lower to other cities of Tibet. This makes the city temperature quite normal without any sudden changes. The area is home to huge well-preserved forests, grown here for many years. And that makes these forests quite rich in flora and fauna varieties. Due to its scenic beauty, Nyingchi

Nyingchi Tibet

city is also known as the "Switzerland of Tibet". The people in Nyingchi city belong to Menba and Luoba tribes and are strong followers of their traditions. The city is surrounded by some high rises that prove to be a good opportunity for seasoned trekkers to pack their bag and head for them.

Climate in Nyingchi
The city receives the maximum hours of sunshine due to its altitude. So don't forget to carry with you an effective pair of sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, a cap and ample of medicines for indigestion and cold. Such heavy sunshine also ensures huge gap between day and night temperatures so keep in hand few woolen clothes as well. Average yearly temperature here is around 9 degree C that makes the city tour able throughout the year. The Nyingchi city receives heavy rains in the area especially from October to April. This makes it difficult for travelers to roam around in the city. But these rains also give the city a great charm.

Shopping in Nyingchi

Shopping in the Nyingchi city can become an indispensable part of Nyingchi travel. The most famous area from where you can buy everything that is required is Hong Kong Street in Bayi. You can shop for green tea, woolen blankets and various varieties of plants having medicinal value. The locally made handicrafts also are a great buy for the tourist.

Tourist Attractions in Nyigchi

Like all other parts in Tibet, Nyingchi is also quite rich in natural marvels. These attractions are not just good for sightseeing, but they prove to be a dream destination for adventure lovers and daredevils.

The Yaluzhangbu Grand Canyon

The Yaluzhangbu Grand Canyon, located in the south eastern side of Nyingchi city is situated where Himalyas, Tanggula, and Henduan Mountain meet. The canyon is around 500 km long and has an average depth of 5000 m. The plants and a large variety of wildlife can be seen here like Bangladeshi tigers, the long leaf tail monkey and many others. There are no staying places nearby so it is advised that you carry all your camping gear along with you and take necessary precautions as the area is exposed to floods and landslides. Do not go there without a guide who
knows the area well.


Ranwu Lake
Ranwu Lake is the biggest lake in south east of Tibet and is around 90 km away from Nyingchi city. The lake is surrounded by various mountain ranges from all side, the Gangrigabu snow mountain in the southwest, the Azhagongla Glacier in the south and Bosula Peak in northeast. The mountains themselves are multicolored. The tip of these ranges are covered with snow all round the year and the foot of these hills are rich in green vegetation. The lake is situated at an altitude of 3800 meters and covers an area of around 22 square km.

Ranwu Lake Nyingchi

Sacred Sejila Mountain
Sacred Sejila Mountain is an important pilgrimage center situated in the eastern side of Nyingchi City and located at an altitude of 4700 m above sea level. The pilgrims come here and walk around the peak and offer their prayers. Just stand at any point and admire the pure elegance of the mountain that is covered with flowers of all color. The sight is absolutely spellbinding and takes you into a world never experienced.

The Paga Temple

The Paga Temple has a long history and dates back to the era of 5th Dalai Lama. This temple has the largest collection of Buddha statues. More than 100 Lamas resides inside the temple premises. One who visits this temple never leaves without going to the Holy Paga Mountain and the mysterious cave half way up the mountain. The cave is said to have super natural powers, and also has a hot geyser that shoots out every 4 hours. The walls of the cave have a lot of inscriptions that remains hidden from the eyes of the world.

How to reach Nyingchi
By Air

Nyingchi city has got its own airport, the third civil airport in Tibet. It gets flights from both Lhasa and Chamdo Bangdad airport.

By Road

The Sichuan-Tibet highway, cuts through Nyingchi city. This connects the city to many major cities of Tibet. To Lhasa, the distance is around 663 km and it takes around 10 hrs to reach here. Many parts of the city are virtually unreachable by vehicles, but few are there that can be reached by transportation. For those places you will get trucks and buses. The other options are boats.


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