Nyingchi County | 林芝

Nyingchi is known as “Nyingtri” or Linzhi in chinese Pin-yin. It located in the east Tibet about 450 kilometers from Lhasa. It has an extremely mild climate compared to other parts of Tibet due to its low altitude, virgin forests, many lakes scattered in this area. Its average altitude is about 2,000 meters. The landscape is so peculiar that four seasons can be experienced in one mountain.

Basum-Tso is one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet which is approximately 90 kilometers west of Gong-bu-jiang-da County, at the largest tributary of the Nyang River lying with altitude of 3550 meters. Its surrounding is populated by a diverse wildlife including leopards, bears, goats, musk deer and Tibetan snow lions. In 1997, Basum-Tso Lake was listed by the World Tourism Organization as a top tourist attraction. East of the town, is the Seji La Mountain, a mountain is one part of the Nian-qen-tang-lha Mountain Range. It forms part of the watershed of the Nyang River and the Polung Zangbo River.

Ben-ri La Mountain near the small town of Dagze is a known sacred site of the Tibetan Bon Sect religion that is considered as one of the four great holy mountains in Tibet. A mountain festival is called “Nang-bo-lha-so”, which means seeking for treasures from immortals, is held on 20thday of the 8th month of the Tibetan calendar annually. Mt. Namcha Barwa (7,756 meters) where the Brahmaputra River carves a fantastic gorge near Metok county. It is also home to Tibetan Tribes including: Monba, Loba…..

In addition to its wonderful weather, it is also the main supply county before heading east into the east Tibet of Kham

Nyingchi County Location

Distance from Nyingchi to

  • To Lhasa : 400 kilometers, about 7 hours drive
  • To Tsetang : 410 kilometers, about 8 hours drive
  • To Shigatse : 670 kilometers, about 12 hours drive
  • To Gyantse : 660 kilometers, about 12 hours drive
  • To Qamdo : 720 kilometers, about 14.5 hours drive
  • To Markam: 810 kilometers, about 15.5 hours drive
  • To Bome County: 230 kilometers, about 4.5 hours drive
  • To Zogang County: 650 kilometers, about 12 hours drive
  • To Mainling County: 75 kilometers, about 1.5 hours drive
  • To Nangxian County: 240 kilometers, about 4.5 hours drive
  • To Gyaca County: 310 kilometers, about 6.5 hours drive

How to get to Nyingchi

With rapidly developing tourism, the road from Lhasa to Nyingchi has been well paved; the driving hours from previously 11 – 12 hours to 5 to 6 hours driving; in addition, a new airport has been accomplished that has flights to many cities of China, such as Beijing, Chengdu

Nyingchi Mainling Airport Facts

Address: Mainling county, 55 kilometers from Nyingchi County
IATA Code: LZY
Altitude: 2,949 meters above sea level
Contact: +86 894 5810192/5810118

Nyingchi Bus Station Facts

Address: No.588, Guang Dong Road,
Contact: +86 894 582-4714
Altitude: 3,000 meters above sea level
Working hours: 06:30 am – 18:30 pm

Recommended hotels in Nyingchi

Tingyard Hotel (5*)

Add: Baji East Road, Nyingchi | 林芝 巴吉东路
Contact: +86 894 5200666
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | 24 hours Hot-water | Restaurants
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Hengda Hotel (5*)

Add: Middle Section, Lulang International Tourism Town ,Nyingchi | 林芝 巴宜区鲁朗国际旅游小镇中区
Contact: +86 894 5893333
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | 24 hours Hot-water | Restaurants
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Hilton Linzhi Resort (5*)

Add: Near Gongbu Ancient Estate , Nyingchi
Contact: +86 894 5888666
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | 24 hours Hot-water | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Nyingchi Minshan Grand Hotel (4*)

Add: Middle Section of Bin He Avenue, Nyingchi,
Contact: +86 894 5872999
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | 24 hours Hot-water | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Zhongheng Zangji Xima Hotel (3*)

Add: No. 4 Yingbin Avenue Nyingchi | 八一镇迎宾大道4号
Contact: +86 894 5737777
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | 24 hours Hot-water | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

Conch Hotel (3*)

Add: No.147 North Section of Binhe Avenue | 林芝 滨河大道北段147号
Contact: +86 894 5666888
Facilities: Parking-lot | WiFi | 24 hours Hot-water | Restaurant
Credit Card and Debit card (China Union) are both accepted

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