Nyingchi, which means "the throne of the sun" in Tibetan, refers to the place where the sun rises. Nyingchi region is located in the southeast of the Tibet Autonomous Region with an average elevation of 3,100 meters. The Himalayas and the Nyainqentanglha Mountain like two giant dragons extending from west to east, and docking with the Hengduan Mountains in the east, embracing Nyingchi in the arms of the three major mountains.
Some people call Nyingchi as Switzerland in Tibet, and others call it Watertown in Tibet. Her high mountains and long rivers make she difficult to be attached, so that she preserved the natural features and is one of the only remaining pure land in the world. In Nyingchi region, there are numerous snow-capped peaks, dense forests, as well as flushing rivers such as the Nyang River, Palongzangbo River and Yarlung Zangbo River.
Her beauty is not usual, containing immense, wildness and detachment. When the flowers cover the snow-capped mountains, canyons and villages, only when you are immersed in the world, you can experience the transcendent beauty. From snow mountains to flower fields, from snowdrops to bananas and palms, all these rich resources make Nyingchi the "Ecology Museum of Plateau".
Altitude: 3,100 meters, with lowest 900 meters
Attractions: Basumtso, Namjaparwa Peak, Yarlung Zangbo River
Best Season:March to May, September to October
Suggested Duration:2-4 days
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