Nyingchi Festivals and Activities

Nyingchi Festivals and Activities include a brief introduction of festivals and activities for Nyingchi Festival Tour and tell travelers what to do in Nyingchi, such as Tibetan New Year and more events. Various Tibetan festivals are celebrated in different ways in Nyingchi. It is suggested to visit Nyingchi during the festivals and enjoy activities with the local people if time is free.

Festivals in Nyingchi

Date Festivals Notes
 Jan. 1st of Tibetan Calendar Tibetan New Year Feb. 24th-Feb. 26, 2020; Tibetan Minority;
Jan. 15th of Tibetan Calendar Butter Lamp Festival The last climax of the New Year Festival and the celebration of Monlam Prayer Festival
Jan. 4th of Tibetan Calendar Monlam Prayer Festival Religious festival in Tibet
Apr. 1st-15th of Tibetan Calendar Saga Dawa Festival The traditional festival of Tibetan Buddhism
April of Tibetan Calendar Songzhu Festival(松珠节) Tibetan Minority
Jun. 30th of Tibetan Calendar Shoton Festival August 30- September 5, 2019; Tibetan Minority
Between Jun. and Jul. of Tibetan calendar Songzong Horse Racing Festival Tibetan Minority
First ten days of Jul. of Tibetan Calendar Bathing Festival Tibetan Minority
Before the autumn harvest  Wangguo Festival  Tibetan Minority
Oct. 1st of Tibetan Calendar Gongbu New Year(工布新年) Tibetan Minority
Oct. 15th of Tibetan Calendar Palden Lhamo Festival Women; Tibetan Minority
Oct.25th of Tibetan Calendar Lotus Lantern Festival Religious festival in Tibet

Activities in Nyingchi

Bear-fighting Festival in Bomê County

Each May 15 of Tibetan calendar, the whole villagers will put on the festive costumes to simmer mulberry on the Dumu Mountain, praying Gods of mountains for good harvest. The Eagle Festival on the mountain has much more religious factor.

Local Various Competition

Nyingchi is located in the mountainous area, there are a lot of mountain customs, such as archery. No matter what traditional festival is, there are archery games. At this point, the archer is in the archery game, others singing and dancing for cheering.

Lake Circling Festival of the Basong Lake

This festival comes in April of the Tibetan calendar. On the 15th of April, the date is believed to be the birthday, the date of accomplishing excellent practice and nirvana for Sakyamuni, the Buddhist followers flock to the Basong Lake from everywhere and circle around the lake clockwise.

Azalea Tourist Festival

Among 850 sorts of azaleas in the world, 460 are found in China and 170 kinds in Tibet. After June each year the Sejila Mountain in Nyingchi becomes an azalea ocean. At that moment the annual azalea tourist festival supplies plenty of tourist information like the classical tour route, tourist products. The fair also constitutes a platform for business negotiation, investment and other cultural activities.

Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival

When spring approaches, most parts of Tibet are still covered with snow, Nyingchi has already been immersed in a sea of peach flowers. In order to celebrate this grandeur of nature and advocate Tibetan culture, Nyingchi Peach Blossom Festival has been holden by local Tibetans and enthusiastic tourists since 2002. During this grand festival, you can not only enjoy the rosy peach blossoms and exotic pastoral scenery but also explore Tibetan villages, watch horsemanship performance, try some local delicacies, etc.

Nyingchi Minority Festivals and Activities Tours