Top Nyingchi Attractions and Activities
Thanks to its characteristic geographic location and changeful climate, lots of great attractions are shaped in Nyingchi. The most alluring is its amazing natural landscape, especially in the spring when the peach flowers are in full blossom and the meadow takes on new green appearance under the foot of the snow-capped mountains. The top attractions include:
Useful Nyingchi Travel Notes
- 1. How to Plan Nyingchi Travel
With available daily flights and lower elevation, Nyingchi can be the first stop of your Tibet tour. It is popular to have a 7~8 days Nyingchi and Lhasa tour. After your arrival, you can spend two days on picturesque Lulang Forest, famous Midui Glacier, and mirror-like Rawu Lake Then drive to Lhasa and explore the majestic Potala Palace and sacred Buddhist sites before leaving from Lhasa. There are available flights leaving Lhasa for some major cities in China. It is also available to get to and travel in Lhasa first, and then extend your tour to Nyingchi.
- 2. Packing and Wearing
What you can’t forget is to bring your passport, Chinese Visa and all needed permits, without them you are unable to have a Tibet tour. Then it is recommended to pack your stuffs in two bags – a bigger backpack and a smaller carryon bag. It is also important to bring the necessary medicine and sunscreens.Because of the special geography and climate, you wear properly to keep warm.
- 3. High Altitude Sickness Tips
The average altitude of Nyingchi is only about 3,000m, really low compared with some other regions in Tibet. There is no need to worry too much about High Altitude Sickness. However, if you drive from Nyingchi to Lhasa, you need to pass Mila Pass with a high altitude of 5,013m. It will be helpful to take some precautionary measures, like drinking more hot water, always keeping warm, avoiding strong activities, eating fresh vegetables and fruits etc. Your tour operator will also prepare oxygen supply for emergency use.
- 4. Necessary Permits for Visiting Nyingchi
Tibet Travel Permit is a must to travel in Tibet, and you can’t board your flight or trains to Tibet without it. It is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau only and can be applied by travel agencies on behalf of you only. It must be obtained before you getting to Tibet, because you are not permitted to board your flight or train without it. Besides, Aliens’ Travel Permit is necessary to any places out of Lhasa. It is applied after you entering Tibet. Your tour guide will apply it with your Tibet Travel Permit and passport. Because Nyingchi is the boundary city in Tibet, so you need a Border Permit as well.