Nyingchi is also known as Kongpo in the Tibetan Language. Nyingchi is located in Eastern Tibet around 450 km from Lhasa. 

They are three ways to get to Nyingchi

  1. Flights from Lhasa & Chengdu
  2. Fast Train from Lhasa & Tsetang
  3. Overland from Lhasa & Tsetang 

Few important highlights to see in Nyingchi

1. Draksum Lake

2. Rawok Lake

3. Mitu Glacier

4. Lamaling Monastery

5.Mount Namchak Barwa (Thunderbolt)

6. Lulang Green Region

 The altitude of Nyingchi is around 2600M, which is around 900m lower than Lhasa. 

1. Draksum Lake 

Around 400km drive from Lhasa, and around 130km from Nyingchi Bayi city. Draksum means three mountains, located in the middle of green forests and mountains.

  There is a beautiful ancient Tibetan Nyingmapa sect monastery in the middle of Tashi Dor Island.

Photo: Draksum Lake 

2. Rawok Lake

The color of Rawok Lake is the favorite for Travelers but the color doesn't changes each month. Rawok Lake is a three-day drive from Lhasa, staying one night in Bayi, another night at Pomi, and finally reaching Rawok Lake. 

3. Mitu Glacier

Mitu and Laiho Glaciers are one of the best places to witness the stunning Glaciers in Tibet.  The route to Mitu Glacier is lies between Pomi town and Rawok Lake.

4. Lamaling Monastery

One of the important Nyingmapa sect Monastery in Nyingchi. located around 60km from Nyingchi Bayi city. Lamaling Monastery is also known as the Sangdok Palri ( The land of Maha Guru Rinpoche )

We will pass by Lamaling Monastery on the way from Nyingchi Airport to Bayi City.

5. Mount Namchak Barwa 

Mount Namchak Barwa is translated into English as Mount Thunderbolt. It is the 15th-highest mountain in the world.  

The view of Mount Namchak Barwa can be seen from Bonri Mountain. Bonri is a very important holy mountain for the ancient Tibetan native religion Bon. 

6. Lulang Green Region

Lulang is 40km drive from Nyingchi Bayi city. Lulang is surrounded by green forests, white mountains, and clean running rivers making it the favorite place in the Nyingchi for many Travelers.


Nyingchi is rich in Nature and also known as a smaller version of Swiss in Tibet.

If you are planning to travel to Nyingchi, Email us at info@tibettravelers.com 

Written By :Tenzin

Mar 26, 2023


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