Sejila Mountain is located in the east part of Nyingchi Prefecture and belongs to Nyenchen Tanglha Mountain Range. It is the watershed of Niyang River and Palong Zangbo River. Sejila Mountain is available on the G318 National Highway (Sichuan – Tibet Highway). It is a fantastic experience to enjoy the sunset and sunrise of Namjagbarwa Mountain at Sejila mountain pass. There is a sacred mountain located in the west slope of Sejila Mountain. It is named Benrila Mountain and it is the holy land of Bon Sect. Large numbers of tourists from home and abroad will gather here every year to worship and pray.
Acted as the sacred mountain and believed by devout believers, on August 10th every year, a great religious ceremony will be held around Sejila Mountain. Some people will walk around Sejila Mountain, and some people will crawl on the ground to pray. In August, the climate is comfortable and the sceneries are breathtaking. It is the best time to travel to Tibet, too.
If you travel to Tibet via Sejila Mountain, you will have a chance to enjoy the unbelievable azalea flowers sea. There are many different colors of azalea flowers scattering around Sejila Mountain, red, blue, white, yellow, pink, and purple, etc. It is amazing colorful flowers sea in the plateau – the rood of the world. How fantastic it is!
Actually there are about 850 different azaleas in total in the world. There are about 170 different kinds of azaleas in Tibet, which accounts for 1/5 of the number of azaleas of the world.
The azaleas cover an area of 1000 square kilometers and are available over 2900 meters – 5300 meters high. It blossoms from the middle period of April to the end of June every year. It blossoms from the bottom to the top of the mountain in different colors. It looks magnificent and wonderful.
Nyingchi Prefecture is one of the regions of Tibet Autonomous Region. It is located in the southeast part of Tibet. The county center is Bayi Town. Nyingchi Prefecture lies in the middle reach and the down reach of Yarlung Zangbo River. In the west it adjoins Lhasa City. In the southwest, it adjoins Shannan Prefecture. In the east, it connects to Qamdo Prefecture. In the north, it adjoins Ngari Prefecture. In the south, it borders on India and Burma.
The average elevation of Nyingchi Prefecture is about 3100 meters high. It covers an area of 116175 square kilometers. It is renowned for the primitive natural scenery and Yarlung Zangbo Great Canyon in Tibet. The famous attractions such as the Giant Cypress Scenic Spot, Bayi Town, Namjagbarwa mountain, Bome County and Nanyi Valley, etc, attract lots of tourists to visit. Therefore, it is highly praised as “the southern Yangtze River in Tibet”.
In addition, the transportation of Nyingchi Prefecture is more convenient than before. We sometimes recommend our guest to take the train to arrive in Lhasa City and then take the air in Nyingchi Prefecture to leave Tibet. This itinerary is reasonable and cost-effective. It is worthy to enjoy the different sceneries of Tibet during Tibet tour. There are some direct flights to and from Nyingchi Prefecture, such as Chongqing and Chengdu.