Tibet River Valley tour is great for first-time visitors and is also very popular for Chinese tourists. This tour will take you to the eastern part of Tibet to discover the diversity of Tibetan landscape. You will also experience the Switzerland-like mountain ranges of Tibet. You will see a beautiful little lake called Basumtso. The surrounding hills are thick with virgin forests of pine, birch, azalea, maple and other varieties of trees.
Recommended Groups: Suitable for most groups including Families with kids, seniors, youths, and students. Especially recommended for photographers. For those who are worried about high altitude, Nyingchi is a great place to go as it is lower than many other parts of Tibet. Though not physically demanding, a reasonable level of fitness is needed.
Condition: Lhasa to Nyingchi is about a 5-6 hour drive with some of the best road conditions in Tibet. Nyingchi is a hidden gem. The altitude is lower (at 2,900m) so most people will feel more comfortable there. Tall ancient trees are everywhere. There are many exotic animals and plants that you will be able to see. The area has a unique local climate: Tourists will not suffer from high altitude sickness or feel excessive dryness or cold. They will feel like they’re in a warm gulf area.
Best time to go: Available all year round. Basumtso Lake is especially beautiful in the spring. April is the best time to visit Nyingchi area