Information about Nyingchi
Nyingtri city is also known as Nyingchi city. Nyingchi
city is situated in the southeastern side of Tibet
Autonomous Region and well adorned with its magical
panorama. Nyingchi in Tibetan language means' The Grand
Throne of Sun'. Nyingchi is situated at an average
altitude of 3000 m which is comparatively lower to other
cities of Tibet. This makes the city temperature quite
normal without any sudden changes. The area is home to
huge well-preserved forests, grown here for many years.
And that makes these forests quite rich in flora and
fauna varieties. Due to its scenic beauty, Nyingchi
city is also
known as the "Switzerland of Tibet". The people in Nyingchi
city belong to Menba and Luoba tribes and are strong followers
of their traditions. The city is surrounded by some high rises
that prove to be a good opportunity for seasoned trekkers to
pack their bag and head for them.
Climate in Nyingchi
The city receives the maximum hours of sunshine due to its
altitude. So don't forget to carry with you an effective pair
of sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, a cap and ample of medicines
for indigestion and cold. Such heavy sunshine also ensures
huge gap between day and night temperatures so keep in hand
few woolen clothes as well. Average yearly temperature here is
around 9 degree C that makes the city tour able throughout the
year. The Nyingchi city receives heavy rains in the area
especially from October to April. This makes it difficult for
travelers to roam around in the city. But these rains also
give the city a great charm.
Shopping in Nyingchi
Shopping in the Nyingchi city can become an indispensable part
of Nyingchi travel. The most famous area from where you can
buy everything that is required is Hong Kong Street in Bayi.
You can shop for green tea, woolen blankets and various
varieties of plants having medicinal value. The locally made
handicrafts also are a great buy for the tourist.
Tourist Attractions in Nyigchi
Like all other parts in Tibet, Nyingchi is also quite rich in
natural marvels. These attractions are not just good for
sightseeing, but they prove to be a dream destination for
adventure lovers and daredevils.
The Yaluzhangbu Grand Canyon
The Yaluzhangbu Grand Canyon, located in the south eastern
side of Nyingchi city is situated where Himalyas, Tanggula,
and Henduan Mountain meet. The canyon is around 500 km long
and has an average depth of 5000 m. The plants and a large
variety of wildlife can be seen here like Bangladeshi tigers,
the long leaf tail monkey and many others. There are no
staying places nearby so it is advised that you carry all your
camping gear along with you and take necessary precautions as
the area is exposed to floods and landslides. Do not go there
without a guide who
knows the area well.
Ranwu Lake is the biggest lake in south east of Tibet
and is around 90 km away from Nyingchi city. The lake is
surrounded by various mountain ranges from all side, the
Gangrigabu snow mountain in the southwest, the
Azhagongla Glacier in the south and Bosula Peak in
northeast. The mountains themselves are multicolored.
The tip of these ranges are covered with snow all round
the year and the foot of these hills are rich in green
vegetation. The lake is situated at an altitude of 3800
meters and covers an area of around 22 square km.
Sacred Sejila Mountain
Sacred Sejila Mountain is an important pilgrimage center
situated in the eastern side of Nyingchi City and located at
an altitude of 4700 m above sea level. The pilgrims come here
and walk around the peak and offer their prayers. Just stand
at any point and admire the pure elegance of the mountain that
is covered with flowers of all color. The sight is absolutely
spellbinding and takes you into a world never experienced.
The Paga Temple
The Paga Temple has a long history and dates back to the era
of 5th Dalai Lama. This temple has the largest collection of
Buddha statues. More than 100 Lamas resides inside the temple
premises. One who visits this temple never leaves without
going to the Holy Paga Mountain and the mysterious cave half
way up the mountain. The cave is said to have super natural
powers, and also has a hot geyser that shoots out every 4
hours. The walls of the cave have a lot of inscriptions that
remains hidden from the eyes of the world.
How to reach Nyingchi
Nyingchi city has got its own airport, the third civil airport
in Tibet. It gets flights from both Lhasa and Chamdo Bangdad
The Sichuan-Tibet highway, cuts through Nyingchi city. This
connects the city to many major cities of Tibet. To Lhasa, the
distance is around 663 km and it takes around 10 hrs to reach
here. Many parts of the city are virtually unreachable by
vehicles, but few are there that can be reached by
transportation. For those places you will get trucks and
buses. The other options are boats.