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8 Days East Nyingchi Tour

Duration: 8 Days

Max Altitude: 5020m

Tour Pace: Comfortable

Departure Date: All year except in March

Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Gandan Monastery, Cypress tree, Lulang Forest, Ranwu Lake, Mt. Nanjiabawa, Basum-tso Lake

Itinerary Details Includes & Excludes Tour FAQs
Nyingchi,also known as Switzerland, is located in eastern Tibet,520km from Lhasa.Different from other tours in Tibet, this Nyingchi route provides you an eye feast with beautiful views of flowers, trees, valleys, rivers, lakes etc. This tour also covers comparately lower altitude, which is suitable for a first time Tibet visiter. Join this tour to enjoy the wonder of nature in Tibet!

Day 1:  Arrive in Lhasa[3650m] from one of domestic city of China

Take the flight or train to Tibet. Local guide will meet you and transfer you to hotel. On the way, you can enjoy the heart-beating highland view along the Yarlong Tsangpo River (the longest river in Tibet). The rest time is free at your own organization. 


Day 2: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhorstreet

The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa's cardinal landmark -Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels
In the afternoon, we will drop a visit of the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple every day. Later we will visit Barkhor street, an old street full of Tibetan cuisine, clothes etc.


Day 3:  Lhasa – Gandan Monasery[3800m] – Nyingchi(Bayi town)[2900m], 450km, 8-10hrs drive

Drive about one and half hours to get to Gandan Monastery for a visit, where you can enjoy superb views of the Kyi-chu Valley along the way and usually large numbers of pilgrims and monks are offering prayers, rubbing holy rocks and prostrating themselves along the path. Later drive onward to Nyingchi area. We will stay overnight in Bayi town, the capital of Nyingchi area.


Day 4:  Nyingtri-Bomi[2750m],250km, 6hrs

This morning, you will drive to Bomi, on the way pay a visit to a huge cypress tree of over thousand years old, passing through the Sela area then head for the aboriginal forest-Lulang Forests. Under the perennial un-thawed snow mountain, there are illimitable forest, in autumn, when the green leaves turn red, it looks like xanadu which will make you linger and are not willing to go and do not know whether you are on the earth or in the sky.  


Day 5:  Bomi-Ranwu[3850m], 150km,4hrs

Get up in the morning to drive to Ranwu tso Lake, this lake is the main headstream of the Yarlung Tsangpo River. People compared it as the combination of snow mountains, glaciers of Alps and lakes of Jiuzhai Valley(Sichuan).


Day 6:  Ranwu lake/Niyang River/Nyinchi, 400km, 9-10hrs

After breakfast, head for the conjunction of Niyang River and YarlungTsangpo River, visit the spectacular of the flowing water. On the way, there are the thickly dotted aboriginal forests, continuous snow mountain with the fabulous scenery. If the weather is good, you will have a chance to have a look of the famous Mt. Nanjiabawa(optional).


Day 7:  Nyinchi/Basum-tso[3540m]/Lhasa,510km,9-10hrs

Drive back to Lhasa, along the way having a detour to Basum-tso lake, there are many yellow ducks, white cranes there. After enjoying the scenary, drive back to Lhasa. 


Day 8:  Return Home

Transfer to airport, or train station, tour ends.

What's included in this price?
Transport: Private minivan or minibus with driver
Free Lhasa airport / train pick-up and drop-off
Twin-sharing / double room accommodation in Tibet
Local English-speaking Tibetan guide
All entrance fees of sightseeing places mentioned in itinerary
All necessary Tibet permits
Government tax
What's excluded in this price?
Chinese Visa fee
Tips for the guide and driver
Flight or train tickets into and out of Lhasa
Meals not included in the itinerary: Lunch and Dinner
Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, etc

 What is a Private Tour?


A Private Tibet Tour Package means you will have your own private guide, driver, and vehicle for your own disposal. You don't have to share the vehicle with others even if you are a single traveler. You would have full attention of your guide and driver. Our professional guide would love to share local culture, knowledge and stories.


Your private guide would also help you make an easier, comfortable, flexible and enjoyable tour. You can stop on the road to get a rest or take pictures during the drive. You have the flexibility of changing the visiting order of attractions or extending the visiting time at some tourist sites.


When traveling with your family or friends, a private tour would be your first choice.


Arrival Pick-up / Departure See-off


We will arrange the private airport or train station pick-up and see-off for you. Upon your arrival in Lhasa, you can find our guide waiting at the pick-up area, holding a name sign, welcome you with a warm smile. You will be transferred to hotel. Drink more water, get enough rest, take some time to acclimatize to the high altitude on the first day of your arrival.


Accommodation Choices


For private tour, we can arrange hotels according to your requirements. There are options of budget guesthouse, 3 star hotel, 4 star hotel, high-end luxury hotel or bouquet heritage hotel. If you have your own preferred hotel, just let us know, we will help you with the booking, everything would be arranged as per your interests.


Meal Choices  


Our tour packages generally include breakfasts. Meanwhile, lunches and dinners are optional to be arranged either by yourself or by us.


It’s easy to find nice restaurants in Lhasa, and you could also ask for suggestions from your guide. They always know where you can find something tasty.


The price would be different according to different food:


1.      If you choose noodles, around RMB 10-15 per person.

2.      If you like some fast food like KFC, around RMB 20-35 per person. 

3.      If you prefer some food at a decent restaurant, around RMB 50-70 per person.  

4.      The local Tibetan hotpot, around RMB 80-100 per person. That is a really good one too!