Tibet is known for its high altitude; however, Nyingchi is located at a fairly low altitude, thereby making it the lowest altitude region. It is also known for its highest elevation gap in the world, the lowest being 900mts while the highest is 7782mts. This popular tourist destination is commonly referred as the ‘Swiss Alps of Tibet’, owing to its spectacular landscape, stunning glaciers, beautiful lakes and dense forests. During the spring season the city paints an alluring picture of the peach flowers which blooms in every corner of the city. The entire region gets transformed into a green carpet amidst the snow-capped mountains making spring the best time to visit Nyingchi. The experience is nothing less than being in a wonderland which is worth capturing in your mind and heart forever during your Nyingchi Tibet Tour.
One of the popular tourist attractions in Nyingchi is the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, which is the deepest and longest canyon in the world. Basum Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet and thus is an important point of interest on any Nyingchi travel guide. It is surrounded by mountains ranges and green trees. An evening cruise in the lake and gazing at some far off snow-clad mountains are top things to do to unwind in Nyingchi. Namjagbarwa Mountain is the highest mountain in Nyingchi and is also one of the best places to visit in Tibet. Climbing its peak is always on a mountaineer’s radar. The thundering waterfalls also deserve a visit here. The ideal time to visit Nyinchi is March-May & September-October when the weather is quite pleasant. During summers the temperature at night becomes quite cold; therefore, carrying sufficient warm clothes is a necessity. While permits are a must when planning a trip, Nyingchi is a boundary city; therefore a border permit is also required along with tour package for Tibet.