Tibet Local Time:13:32:38 GMT+8
Lhasa Weather
tibet tour logo,professional tibet tour operator

Office Hour: 09:00am - 06:00pm, (GMT+8)

Call our professional Tibet tour advisors


Home > Tibet Tour Advice > Tibet Travel Information

Beautiful Towns in Nyingchi Prefecture

Update: 820,822,863

Lulang Town

Compared to the other prefectures on Tibet Plateau, Nyingchi Prefecture has a much lower altitude. It is praised as the Switzerland in Tibet for its breathtaking idyllic landscapes. There are many beautiful towns in Nyingchi worth a visiting, and Tibet Tour would like to introduce these towns for tourists planning to visit Nyingchi.

Beautiful Towns in Nyingchi - Tongmai Town

With an altitude around 1800 meters, Tongmai Town enjoys a pleasant climate. The rich rainfall burst the the rocks on both sides of the crayon sections frequently. The Palong Section, which is about 10 kilometers away from the Tongmai Town is noted as one of the most dangerous section on Sichuan-Tibet Highway. It takes at least 3 hours to cross the 10-kilometer Palong Crayon. Palong Zangbo River flows across the Tongmai Town, and the confluence of Palong Zangbo River and Yarlung Zangbo River forms the world famous the world famous U-shaped turn of the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon.

The Tongmai Military Depot enjoys the lowest altitude compared to the other depots on Tibet Plateau. Self-driving tourists could stop for night there. Tongmai Town is a small town under the administration of Nyingchi Prefecture. Tongmai Hotel is the sole hotel which provide accommodation for tourists.

Beautiful Towns in Nyingchi - Lulang Town

Lulang Town means "a place which makes people be reluctant to leave" in Tibetan. With an altitude of 3700 meters, Lulang Town is about 80 kilometers away from Bayi Town. Located by the famous Sichuan-Tibet Highway stretching among the high mountains, Lulang Town is surrounded by dense primitive forest. The meadow decorated with colorful wild flowers and flowing stream, and the Tibetan style houses composed a beautiful idyllic picture.

Beautiful Towns in Nyingchi - Bayi Town

Climb over the Sejira Mountain from Lulang Town, tourists will get to Bayi Town, the political, economic and cultural center of Nyingchi Prefecture. Except for the beautiful Niyang River, tourists in Bayi Town could also pay a visit to the noted Tsomujiri Lake with breathtaking lake view and Giant Cypress Forest with primitive big cypress trees. It is said that the largest cypress tree in that forest has a height of more than 50 meters and could be dated back to 2500 years ago.

The complete basic service facilities in Bayi Town allow visitors to have a good rest after toilsome daily sightseeing. Tourists could choose to rest in 3-star or 4-star standard hotels according to your demand. It has been a must-do thing to take a taste of the famous stone-boiled chicken in Bayi Town. Besides, the night view in Bayi Town also enjoys high reputation among visitors.

Foreign tourists planning to visit Nyingchi Prefecture should note that not all the towns there are opened to foreign visitors. Tongmai Town and Lulang Town are only opened to domestic tourists. But foreign tourists could also climb up to Sejira Mountain Pass to take an overview of the magnificent Namjargbarwa Peak. It is reported that the visibility would be relatively higher in April, May, and September.

Share |
Quick Links:
Master Card VISA American Express Paypal Bank of China
Copyright 2011 | Tibet Tour Dot Com | All rights reserved. See our Privacy Policy, User Agreement