The eastern Tibet tour in Nyingchi area is with immense pine forest and azalea-filled meadows, outspoken monk and rebel nomads, a sea of peach blossom, the east’s most beautiful lake, thundering 200-meter waterfall, the Bon religion’s most sacred mountain, the most venerable cypress tree, quiet and picturesque glacier etc. Let’s follow the trail of the ancient tea-horse road in this guide.
Mountain Bonri is the Bon religion’s most sacred mountain, and 22km southeast of Bayi town. Bonpo pilgrims come from allover Tibet to circumambulate the mountain in the anticlockwise direction. It’s now possible to complete the main part of the kora in around seven hours. The kora starts in the village of Miru where you can find a local hiking guide, or it’s just as easy to follow the pilgrims. The path will take you up and over Bonrila until you eventually meet the main Sichuan-Tibet highway where your driver can pick you up.
The world's first grand canyon of Yarlung Tsangpo, which is 100km east of Bayi town, and two and half hours driving. Which is a natural geological museum, a paradise for animals and plants, and a holy place for original ecological cultural experience. The scenic area has a rich variety of viewing photography angle, and it is the best place to view the Namche Barwa peak. From mid-late March to early May every year, the hundred-year-old peach blossom in the scenic area can be like a brocade. Early May and early October are the best trekking seasons there. The grand canyon is dotted with Gongbu Tibetan villages, maintaining a timeless tradition of life.
The Grand Canyon Of Yarlung Tsangpo
The 70km stretch east Bayi to Tashigang asses over the Serkhym-la. The road winds around the back of forested holy mountain Bonri. The slow crawl up to the Serkhym-la takes though a magical landscape of rolling fields of azaleas, sharp distant peaks, and rushing streams cutting through deep gullies. Head down from the pass, there will come the dramatic views of shark-toothed Namche Barwa, Gyala Pelri and Lunang Forest. The village of Lunang, set in the valley of the Rong-chu river, makes for a good rest stop. A couple of kilometers east of Lunang is the tiny rural village. The village is comprised of walled stone Tibetan block homes. There could be kora which you can do within one hour or several hours.
If you want to do the day tour to Mi Dui Glacier, staying in Bomi county could make it possible as it is located in Midui village, Yupu township, about 100km east of Bomi county. It is the most important Marine glacier in Tibet and the lowest glacier in the world. It was rated as one of the six most beautiful glaciers in China by Chinese National Geography . The main peak of Midui glacier is 6800m above sea level, the snow line is only 4600m above sea level and the end is 2400m above sea level, quite closing to Sichuan-Tibet highway. It takes about 2 hours to reach Midui village by car from Bomi county or Rawok town, and about 7km from the gate of the scenic spot to the glacier. It takes about 3 hours to walk and 20 minutes to drive inside.
Mi Dui Glacier
Rawok is about 3 hours’ driving from Bomi county, it is a small ramshackle outpost off highway 318 on the northeast corner of Ngan-tso Lake, which is one of the twin lakes in Kham. Ngan-tso is more westerly and so is the one seen first by travelers from Lhasa. Then you need to drive another 6km southeast to visit Rawok-tso. And also the most popular excursion from Rawok is to the Lhegu Glacier, 31km south of the town.
Normally we put Basumtso lake visiting on the way back to Lhasa from Bayi because we have to get recorded in Bayi town firstly before heading to this lake. It is 120km east to Bayi town, and 380 west to Lhasa. Every year around the 15th of April in Tibetan Calender, or 1st of June of Chinese calender, many locals come to visit the lake and do the trekking around the lake to get the best wishes. There is a Tashi island in the middle of Basumtso lake. You can go there by sightseeing yacht. And also Tsodzong monastery is the fortress on the lake which is a small Nyingmapa chapel.
Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.
1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?
2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?
Dear Ms. Ho***,
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards
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