Q&A of Nyingchi Tour
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Q&A of Nyingchi Tour

Update: Dec. 6th, 2012

Nyingchi - Tibetan Village

1.Where is Nyingchi? Is it far away from Lhasa?

Nyingchi is located in eastern Tibet. It is about 400 kilometers away from Lhasa. Generally, it takes around 5 hours to drive to Nyingchi from Lhasa. Besides, the flight between Lhasa and Nyingchi is also available. Tourists making a Nyingchi tour could get to Nyingchi Airport fron Gonnggar Airport in half an hour.

2.Is there any other domestic flight opened in Nyingchi Airport?

The direct flights between Chongqing/Chengdu and Nyingchi are available. Tourists making a Nyingchi tour could choose to land on Nyingchi directly instead of landing on Lhasa. It would be a more reasonable route to enter into Tibet from Nyingchi and leave Tibet from Lhasa after the trip. But tourists should note that the Chongqing/Chengdu – Nyingchi flights are not available everyday and it is necessary to check the detailed flight information while planning the trip.

3.What is the best season to make a Nyingchi tour?

Generally, September and October are regarded as the best seasons to make a Nyingchi tour for both the weather and landscapes here are in their best state. Besides, April is also a good season to visit Nyingchi. Tourists could enjoy the breathtaking peach blossom landscapes here in April. The period between May and September is the rainy season of Nyingchi Prefecture. Some roads to the remote scenic spots in Nyingchi might be blocked by the natural disasters.

4.What are the most popular scenic spots in Nyingchi?

Noted as the Switzerland on Tibet Plateau, Nyingchi is mainly noted for its natural landscapes. Baksumtso Lake and Lulang Forest Sea enjoy high reputation among tourists who've been here. In addition, tourists making a Nyingchi tour could also pay a visit to the Giant Cypress Forest to appreciate the extremely giant cypress trees and experience the special religious atmosphere.

5.Is there any recommended trekking route in Nyingchi?

Some of the mountain areas in Nyingchi are quite suitable for trekking. Tibet Tour has explored an interesting and special trekking route for tourists making a Nyingchi tour – the 9-Day Baksumtso Lake – Xintso Lake Trekking Tour.

6.Can foreign tourists go to Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon?

Currently, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is not opened to foreign tourists. Besides, Medog County and Milin County are also not opened to foreign tourists.

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