Tibetan Provinces / Nyingchi
Nyingchi - Like an Area to the South of the Yangtze River in Tibet
|Location of Nyingchi in Tibet|
On the lower reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River in southeast Tibet, Nyingchi is some 3,000 meters above sea level. It has a moist weather and a beautiful natural scene. The Monba and Lhoba ethnic people living here have their own unique habits and customs. The Namjagbarwa Peak, the world-known Yarlung Zangbo Canyon, the Lake Pagsum Co, Zayu and Bome attract tourists from home and abroad with their unique natural sceneries.
The Yarlung Zangbo River has a big turn at the juncture of four counties of Nyingchi, Mainling, Medog and Borne. To the east of the turn stands the 7,782-meter-high Namjagbarwa Peak, the 15th highest peak in the world. In face of the Indian Ocean, it reflects an obvious vertical landform. In its valley is tropical rain forest and above the snow line, it is a snow world.
(Itinerary recommended: It is 404 kilometers from Lhasa to Bayi Town along the Sichuan-Tibet Highway and 75 kilometers from Bayi to Mainling. Then you can go eastward along the Yarlung Zangbo River for 91 kilometers and arrive in Pai, then go northward again to Gegar and walk to Andidanggar, the 3,512-meter-high camp for mountaineering the Namjagbarwa Peak.)
Peach Blossom Valley
Some five kilometers to the southeast of Nyingchi County seat, it is a wild peach forest. Surrounded by mountains in three sides, the valley has water running down from the mountains. It has green verdant trees, fragrant flowers and singing birds everywhere. The valley is a good place for purifying your hearts.
(It takes only 10 minutes from Nyingchi County seat to the valley by car or two hours on foot.)