Nagchu has an annual average temperature of -0.9°C to -3.3°C. From November to March, it is cold and dry. The area is exposed to violent sandstorm. From May to September, Nagqu is relatively warm and enjoys good weather. It is also the best time for visiting Nagchu.
The highway from Lhasa to Nagqu is part of the Qinghai-Lhasa highway and the whole journey takes about 4 to 6 hours. Transportation networks in Nagqu are relatively complete and well-equipped. There are long-distance buses or coaches from Nagchu to Lhasa, Damxung, Golmud and other places of Tibet. You can also rent a car to get around.
Special products in Nagqu mainly include jak, north Tibet sheep, ghee, dried meet, trachoma, aweto, caladium, snow lotus flower and a lot of ethnic handicrafts. You can find all handicrafts on Gaoyuan Road, Nagqu Town.
The food in Nagchu is very basic and dominated by Sichuan-cuisine, Tibetan-cuisine. It does not cater to Western tastes, but it does provide enough caloric intake to keep a body warm and alive. If you're worried about food, you can buy some favorite instant food before hitting Nagchu.
Hotels in Nagchu offer you a clean and relatively comfortable place to stay just off the main road. However, many hotels in Nagchu do not have licenses to accommodate foreigners.