Shigatse is located in the south of Tibet, north of the grand Himalaya mountains, and the middles reach of the Yarlung Zangbo River. As a prosperous, traditional cultural city in Tibet, Shigatse is a center for Tibetan Buddhism. It is used as the residence of the Panchen Lama. With thousands of years’history, Shigatse was the center for Tibetan politics and culture. That’s why you can see a great number of grand architectures in this city. In the past, those buildings were the symbol of power. But now, it has been remolded as scenic spots and highlights.

Temples and monasteries are here and there, which show the history of Shigatse, and the importance of Buddhism in Tibetans' daily lives, such as Yungdrungling Monastery, Rongbuk Monastery, Nartang Monastery, Shalu Monastery, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Sakya Monastery, etc. Besides those Buddhist buildings, you can also enjoy the charming natural scenery in this Tibetan plateau. Sightseeing by the bank of Yamdrok Lake, Peikutso Lake, seeing the sunrise and sunset at Everest Base Camp, enjoying the shining Karola Glacier, and exploring the mysterious Milarepa's Meditation Cave are the best experiences.

The best time to visit Shigatse is from April to October. The rainy season will last from July to August. If you want to do a trek, you’d better avoid the two months because the roads may be blocked by natural disasters such as the landslide. Winter is too chilly to travel. The roads will be covered by heavy snows.

Best place to take a photo of Mt. Everest.

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

As the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest with an altitude of 8848m has become a final objective for tourists dreaming of getting closer contact with the sky.

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See a flock of sheep and local herdsman along the lakeshore.

Yamdroktso Lake

Yamdroktso Lake

Yamdrok Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet, it is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet and regarded as the most beautiful lake in Tibet.

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Standing on the entrance of Tashilhunpo,visitors can see the grand buildings with golden roofs and white walls

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama, is a historic and culturally important monastery in Shigatse, the second-largest city in Tibet.

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Pelkor Chode Monastery

Pelkor Chöde Monastery

Pelkor Chöde Monastery

The Pelkor Chode Monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse.

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The bell hanging on the roof stands for peace and prosperity.

Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery is a Buddhist monastery situated 25 km southeast of a bridge which is about 127 km west of Shigatse on the road to Tingri in Tibet.

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The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.

Karola Glacier

Karola Glacier

The Karola Glacier (Kǎruòlā Bīngchuán, 卡若拉冰川), one of Tibet's three major continental glaciers, is located on the boundary of Langkatse and Gyantse counties.

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Gyantse Dzong or Gyantse Fortress is one of the best preserved dzongs in Tibe

Gyantse Dzong

Gyantse Dzong

Standing 307 kilometers away from Lhasa, Gyantze Dzong, which is also known as Gyantse Old Castle, is the center of Gyantse Town and it’s the highest building in the town.

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Like most Tibetan monasteries, Yungdrungling Monastery was built under a hill.

Yungdrungling Monastery

Yungdrungling Monastery

Yungdrungling Monastery is 170km west of Lhasa on the north bank of the Yarlung Tsangpo(Brahmaputra River), just east of where the Nangung-chu meets.

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Shegar is a small place.

Shegar

Shegar

Shegar town is subordinate to Tingri County, Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet autonomous region.

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Shegar Dzong

Shegar Dzong

Shegar Dzong

Shegar (also known as New Tingri, but not to be confused with Old Tingri) is a small town located 7km northwest of Baber, easily reached from the crossroad in the middle of Baber.

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Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world.

Rongbuk Monastery

Rongbuk Monastery

Rongbuk Monastery is located in the Shigatse Region, southwest of the mysterious Tibet Autonomous Region, and to the north of the oblate Mt.

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See snow-covered mountain and crystal-alike lake at Gyirong Valley.

Gyirong Valley

Gyirong Valley

Gyirong Valley, found in south-west Tibet, is known to be the “Himalayan Back Garden.

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Gyirong Port

Gyirong Port

Gyirong Port

The Gyirong(also being called Kyirong) Port is located in Gyirong county, in the southwest corner of Tibet Autonomous Region.

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The Majestic Shishapangma.

Shishapangma

Shishapangma

Shishapangma which means "the God of the Grasslands" is the only eight-thousander located wholly in Tibet.

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Mt. Everest and Rongbuk Monastery

Mount Everest

Mount Everest

At a height of 8,848 meters(29,029 feet), Mount Everest - the highest Himalayan peak, stands as the highest mountain in the world.

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Rongbuk Glacier

Rongbuk Glacier

Rongbuk Glacier

Located on the north slope of Mount Everest in Tingri County, Shigatse, Tibet, the Rongbuk Glacier is distributed at the vast region at the foot of Mount Everest with an altitude of 5,300 meters above sea level.

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The entrance of the Milarepa’s Meditation Cave is very secluded.

Milarepa’s Meditation Cave

Milarepa’s Meditation Cave

Milarepa’s  Meditation Cave is located at Nyalam village, 11km north of Gangka County, 450km from Shigatse.

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Standing by the lake and looking at the blue water, you will feel as if you are in a fairyland.

Peikutso Lake

Peikutso Lake

Peikutso Lake(佩估错) is a beautiful alpine lake located near Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world.

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Narthang Monastery

Narthang Monastery

Narthang Monastery

Narthang Monastery, built by monk Tumtön Lodrö Drakpa in 1033, is 20 km away from Shigatse.

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Enjoy the exquisite mural in this monastery.

Shalu Monastery

Shalu Monastery

Shalu Monastery is a treat for the traveler when a sight is both a pleasure to explore and of great importance in local history and culture.

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Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa

Families should have Tibet in their bucket list of places to visit. The place is truly a unique and culturally diverse place. Seeing its historical landmarks and learning about its culture can definitely enrich your kids understanding of the unique diversity of cultures.

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During 1st 2 days, you will have Shanghai tour where you are able to visit Suzhou for appreciating the amazing gardens and natural beauty of Tongli Water Town. Then fly to Lhasa and start your fantastic Lhasa tour, during which you can witness the man-made wonder including The Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, various kinds of Monasteries and the world's highest mountain Everest!

Lhasa - Tsetang - Nyingtri -Pomi - Nyingtri - Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Ali - Darchen - Mt.Kailash - Lake Manasarovar - Saga - EBC - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa

This exciting tour covered most of the tourist attractions in Tibet. It’s a great chance to gain insights into the beautiful views, culture and Tibetan Buddhism of the holy land. As a long adventure on the high Plateau, this journey is for warriors who are strong-willed and fearless.

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