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10 Day Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival Tour

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When spring approaches, most parts of Tibet are still covered with snow, Nyingchi has already been immerged in a sea of peach flowers. In order to celebrate this grandeur of nature and advocate Tibetan culture, Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival has been hol
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Timeline of The Previous Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festivals

Traditionally speaking, the whole Nyingchi peach blossom season lasts from March 15th to April 20th. With the theme of "Exploring The Most Beautiful Spring in China",
the 15th annual Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival is expected to fall on the middle of March, 2018


Best Time to Experience Nyingchi Peach Blossoms

Nyingchi peaches are mainly distributed along Niyang River as well as the road from airport to Bayi town. The whole peach blossom season often lasts from mid-March to mid-April,
but the flowering phase is slightly different.

Location Early Blooming  Full Blooming 
Gala Peach Blossom Village around March 20th March 25th - April 15th
Bayi Town around March 20th March 25th - April 15th
Nyingchi-Mainling Highway and valley areas around March 20th March 25th - April 15th
Road to Gongbo'gyamda and valley areas the beginning of April April 5th - April 25th

Up to now, the opening ceremony of 2017 Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival has not been confirmed by the official. Please contuct us for more details.

Classic Destinations to Enjoy Peach Blossom Festival in Nyingchi

 Touring in Ningchi, you'll see wild peach trees thriving everywhere, like the edge of the fields, the narrow alleys, etc. Generally speaking, the peach trees begin to bloom in Bome County first,
and then Zayu County, Bayi District, Mainling County, Nang County, Gongbo'gyamda County.

1. Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Bome County
 The most significant feature in Bome peach blossom lies in the large size. Favored by Pallong Zangbo River,Bome peach flowers are exceptionally brilliant.
Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Bome County
                                      Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Bome County

Best Time to enjoy peach blossom in Bome: March 10th - April 5th
Wonderful viewing points: Galang Lake/Runa Village, Qingduo Town, Xumu Township, Songzong Town.
Classic travel route: Bome Town-Runa Village-Qingduo Town-Xumu Township-Bome Town-Songzong Town.
Runa Village/GaNang Lake/ GaNang Peach Ditch
Runa Village is 32 kilometers away from Bome Town. When driving through G318, you can appreciate lush peach flowers clustering on the river banks.
Qingduo Town
Passing over Runa Village, you'll get to Qingduo Town. Housing thousands of wild peach trees, Qingduo Town is 43 kilometers away from Bome. When spring comes,
wild peach blossoms spread all over the mountains and plains, making Qingduo reputed as "peach blossom island". Besides, you can go to a higher slope to catch
a panoramic view of peach flowers and Qingduo Temple.

2. Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Zayu County

Most of splendid scenery are hiding in the lofty mountains and deep valleys. There is no exception in Zayu County. We strongly suggest you to appreciate peach
blossoms at the second half of March.

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Zayu County
                                         Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Zayu County

Best Time to enjoy peach blossom in Zayu: March 10th - April 5th
Wonderful viewing points: Guyu Township

3. Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Bayi District

One specialty in Bayi Peach Blossom Festival is appreciating lush flowers on Niyang River. With green willows growing on the banks and cute waterfowls floating by,
you will be indulged in the Niyang River cruise.

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Bayi District
                                                 Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Bayi District

Best Time to enjoy peach blossom in Bayi: March 15th - April 10th
Wonderful viewing points: Gala Village, a typical peach village, is 17 kilometers away from Bayi Town.
Classic travel route: Bayi Town-Gala Village-Kasimu Village-Daze Village-Nichi Village-Gala Village-Bayi Town.
Note: Peach trees in Gala Village often put forth their blossoms about March 10th. After reaching the peak around March 18th, peach blossoms begin to fade away at the end of March.
The full-blossom period in Gala is much longer than other places.

4. Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Mainling County

Mainling is situated in the southwest of Nyingchi, at the middle reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River, between Nyainqentanglha and the Himalayas. It's surrounded by Nang County on the west,
Gongbo'gyamda County on the northwest, Nyingchi County on the north and Longzi County on the south. Lying along Yarlung Tsangpo River, Mainling gives us a feeling like it's an lush oasis
floating on the river. Here is the paradise of peach blossoms.

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Milin County
                                          Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Mainling County

Best Time to enjoy peach blossom in Mainling: March 20th - April 5th
Wonderful viewing points: Provincial Highway 306/road along the Grand Canyon, Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon entrance, Suosong Village, Love than The Hard Rock,
path along Nyingchi Airport to Qiangna Temple
Classic travel route: Bayi Town-Nyingchi Mainling Airport-Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon-Suosong Village
Suosong Village
Located in the Brahmaputra Grand Canyon Scenic Spot, Suosong Village is the best point to take great shots of majestic Namjagbarwa Peak and brilliant peach blossoms.
Daling Village
Located 10km away from Suosong Village, Daling Village is home to boundless pastures and tens of thousands of peach trees. How romantic it is to see rosy petals dancing in the soft breeze.
Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Entrance
The most beautiful peach blossoms in Namjagbrawa are flourishing at the entrance to Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon. The brilliant sunshine, pure blue sky, white clouds,
snow mountains and full-blown peach blossoms make you feel like wandering in a fairyland. You can also take a cruise along Yarlung Zangbo River. As the green mountains and Tibetan
villages pass by,it seems like you can reach out to the peach flowers on the riverside.


Love than The Hard Rock
At the foot of Namcha Barwa Mountain stands a heat-shaped stone. The boulder was split from top to bottom. But the amazing thing is a peach tree has sprouted from the crack.
There is a romantic love story about this fantastic landscape.

Love than The Hard Rock
                                 The peach tree has miraculously thrived from the crack.

Once upon a time, Shouduo, a king of peach tree, has two daughters. They fell in love with a youth Anida who begged for a peach from Shouduo to treat his mother's disease.
The younger sister Rami has succeed in getting a peach from her father, but it roiled the older sister Rama. When Rami was going to hand the peach over to Anida,
Rama used her magic power to trap Rami under the boulder. Thousands of years later, Rami has already turned into dust, but the peach tree miraculously bursts out of the stone.
Don't forget to circle peach tree clockwise three times for everlasting love.
Note: The temperature in Nyingchi-Mainling Highway and valley areas is much lower. The flowering period usually starts from March 12th. It reaches the best around March 20th to April 5th.

5. Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Nang County
Peach trees along Mainling to Nang County are more peculiar than other places. Some grow on the sand dues, some on the tough cliffs, and others on gorges.

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Nang County
                                         Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Nang County

Best Time to enjoy peach blossom in Nang County: March 20th - April 15th
Wonderful viewing points: Zhuo Village, Bare Village, Tibet eastern loop
Classic travel route: Mainling-Zhuo Village-Nang County-Bare Village-Gyaca

6. Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Gongbo'gyamda County
Gongbo'gyamda is located in the upper reach of Niyang River. In addition to Laru Village and Basum Tso Scenic Spot, most of peach blossoms in Gongbo'gyamda
are clustering along National Highway 318.

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Gongbo'gyamda County
                             Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival - Gongbo'gyamda County

Best Time to enjoy peach blossom in Gongbo'gyamda: April 5th - April 30th
Wonderful viewing points: Laru Village, Bahe Town, Xiuba Village, Basum Tso Scenic Spot, Xiri Village, Linze Village, Gesar Castle, Gadan Village
Classic travel route: Bayi Town-Bahe Town-Xiuba Village-Xiri Village-Linze Village-Gadan Village
Laru Village
30km away from Heba Town, Laru Village treasures a great number of peach flowers in Gongbo'gyamda. We highly recommend you to come here in the middle of April for the best views.
Basum Tso Scenic Spot/Jieba Village
Known as "the paradise on earth", Basum Tso Scenic Spot is home to snow mountains, turquoise lakes, primitive forest, roaring waterfalls, natural pasture, religious temples and cultural heritage relics.
Jieba Village, built by the Lake Basum Tso, is also a good place to enjoy peach blossoms.
Xiuba Village
You can also pay a visit to Xiuba Village, 75km away from Bayi Town. Here you can not only appreciate rosy peach blossoms but also explore the Xiba Ancient Castle.
Note: Since Gongbo'gyamda has an average altitude of 3,500 meters, the flowering period starts much later than other places. Peach trees often begin to bloom around March 25th.
The full-blossom period lasts from April 5th to 30th or so.

Highlights of Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival

In addition to massive peach blossoms, you can also take part in cycling competition, enjoy the hot springs, and try some local delicacies. Now, let’s check out some highlights of Nyingchi peach blossom festival.

a. participate in peach blossom photography contest
b. explore the exotic Tibetan villages and unique pastoral scenery
c. watch horsemanship performance, archery, and carrying stones competition
d. enjoy hot springs
e. taste the local foods and drinks
f. take an adventurous cruise along Niyang River

Day01: Shangrila
DAy02: Shangrila-Deqin
Day03: Deqin-Zhuka
Day04: Zhuka-Basu
Day05: Basu-Bomi
Day06: Bomi-Motuo
Day07: Motuo
Day08: Motuo-Bomi
Day09: Bomi-Ningchi-Suosong Village
Day10: Suosong-Ningchi
Day11: Ningchi
Day12:Ningchi departure

Day01:(Mar.20) Anyplaces gathering Shangrila(3300m)                                              Stay: Shangri-La Hotel 
              Arrive Shangrila and take welcoming dinner in the Shangrila Old Town.

Day02:(Mar.21)Shangrila 180km Deqin (3400m)                                             Stay: High Mountain Resort.Deqin
             Sun rise of Songzamlin monastery, Wild birds at Napa Lake, Baimang Snow Mountain, Uperpart of Yangtse River,
             Sunset of the Holy Meili Snow Mountain 
Day03:(Mar.22)DeQin 178km ZHuka(2650m)                                                      Stay: Sichuan Hotel
              Sunrise of the Meili Snow Mountain and burning cypress branch to the holy mountain as tibetain  people's pray way in the morning.
             Departing Deqin, we travel along the north of Mekong River valley into Tibet. Along the way, we may be able to see the peaks of
             Kawagebo mountain range on a good day. Mt. Meili (6,740 m/22,113 ft), which straddles the border of Yunnan and Tibet, is the highest
             peak in the province. Once into Tibet, our first stop will be in the town of Yanjing, which was once the main source of salt for half of the
             Kham Tibetan area, which ranged from northwestern Sichuan down into Yunnan. We will visit to the salt fields, followed by a stop at the hot springs,
             where each of us could pick our own natural hot bath overlooking the Mekong. Certainly the best way to relax our body for the adventure ahead 

Day04:(Mar.23) Zhuka 310km Basu(3260m)                                                      Stay: Duola Mountain Hotel 
           We cross Donada mountain passes in this section of the drive with 5,008 m(16,430 ft)sea level. Driving past local Tibetan houses scattered round the
            feet of snow-capped peaks and Bangda plateau, the expressions on innocent Tibetan girls would make you realize that you are one of the first foreign
           visitors to this isolated region. We will visit the 99 bens of Nujiang road and going to cross the Nujiang(Sarwen) river gorge to arrivel Pasuo town. 

Day05:(Mar.24) Basu  240km Bomi (2740m)                                                              Stay: Yoyo log Inn 
          we will wander along the Poto-chu Valley at Tramog (2,743 m/8999 ft), located deep in the thickly forested gorge of Parlung Tsangpo with glacial waterfalls
          streaming from the mountainsides. We will go down several hundred meters in altitude as we reach the lowland jungle settlement of Tang-me where the Tsangpo
         and Parlung Tsangpo rivers meet. we will walk around 2hours to visit the beautifull Midui mountian and glacier on the way down to Pomi

Day06:(Mar.25) Bomi  160km Motuo(900m)                                                       Stay: Motuo Hotel 
       We will gona take peach flower, snow mountains and local tibetan villages in GangXiang, After that towards Motuo to pass Galongla tunnel and take photos of Galongla Peak,
      Gawalong Lake, Glaciers, going pass the forest downto the Motuo with  tropical rainy climate. 
Day07: (Mar.26)) One  Day Tour  Motuo(900m  )                                           Stay: Motuo Hotel 
      We will take Yarlung zangbu grand canyon from GuoguoThyang and Cany Bridge in Dexing
      we will driver father down to the yarlung zangbu gorge to seek for the wild plants, birds and gorge view in the afternoon.                        

Day08: (Mar.27) Motuo 160km back to Bomi (2740m)                                       Stay: Yoyo log Inn 
      We will take same way back to Bomi and take photos f the forest ,waterfall and beatutifull snow mountain view on the way
     and  gona take free photography of peach flowers in Tsongduo tibetan village. 

Day09:(Mar.28) Bomi 320km Paitown var ningchi(2927m)                              Stay: Tsosong Family Inn 

       We will take photos of peach flower in Peach Flowers valley at Xvmu village and then crossing Serkhyim La (4515m) and the Parlung Tsangpo, the trail now follows the upper course of Brahmaputra. The landscape now is now virgin rain forests. Arrive at a small forest settlement where the Yi’gong Tsangpo and Parlung Tsangpo rivers converge.We then rise to high altitude terrain again crossing several 5000m passes with endless outstanding views. Just south of road into Linzhi is Mount Bönri (4671m), highest of 3 sacred Bön peaks on the north bank of Brahmaputra. It ranks along with Kailash as the most sacred pilgrimage peak of the Bön religion. Linzhi (3000m) was the former county capital, now a small town on the bank of Nyang-chu, set below Mt. Bönri. Its setting is truly magnificent - primeval forests, plateau lakes, high mountains and deep fertile valleys.

Day10:Mar.29)  Tsosong 110km  Ningchi (3300m)                                               Stay: Ningchi Hotel 
       We will take the Namgabawa Peak and the peach forest in the Tibetan tsosong village and Yarlung zangbu River gorge more peach flowers on the way back to Ningchi
Day11:(Mar.30) Ningchi departure or leave for more destination
    Send to the Ningchi airpot and trip ends
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