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Nyingchi (also Linzhi) Prefecture, in eastern Tibet, is known as the "Jiangnan of Tibet" and "Switzerland in Tibet". Nyingchi’s average elevation is 3,100 meters above sea level (the lowest elevation of only 900m at Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon and the highest elevation of 7,782m of Namjia Bawa Peak) which is the lowest area of Tibet.
In Tibetan language, Nyingchi means “Throne of Sun” which indicates that it is the place where the sun rises. Nyingchi is blessed with beautiful lakes, deep gorges, immense forests, azalea-filled meadows etc. The Nyingchi tour itineraries include the stunning Basum Tso Lake, the deepest Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, the primitive Lulang Forest and the largest Laigu Glacier that make up the beautiful Nyingchi.
As the picturesque and fertile heaven land in Tibet, most of first-time travelers choose to visit Nyingchi to adjust high altitude environment before traveling to higher altitude regions in Tibet like Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest, Ngari, etc.