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

As the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest with an altitude of 8844m has become a final objective for tourists dreaming of getting closer contact with the sky.
See a flock of sheep and local herdsman along the lakeshore.

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

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.
Pelkor Chode Monastery

Pelkor Chöde Monastery

The Pelkor Chode Monastery is the main monastery in Gyantse.
The bell hanging on the roof stands for peace and prosperity.

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.
The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.

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

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

Peikutso Lake

Peikutso Lake(佩估错) is a beautiful alpine lake located near Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world.
There are numerous historic relics and Tibetan antiques in Natang Monastery.

Natang Monastery

Natang Monastery, built by monk Luojiazha in 1033, is 15 km away from Shigatse.
The entrance of the Milarepa’s Meditation Cave is very secluded.

Milarepa’s Meditation Cave

Milarepa’s  Meditation Cave is located at Nyalam village, 11km north of Gangka County, 450km from Shigatse.
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.
See snow-covered mountain and crystal-alike lake at Gyirong Valley.

Gyirong Valley

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


Shishapangma which means "the God of the Grasslands" is the only eight-thousander located wholly in Tibet.
Mt. Everest and Rongbuk Monastery

Mount Everest

At a height of 8,842 meters(29,029 feet), Mount Everest - the highest Himalayan peak, stands as the highest mountain in the world.
Nartang Monastery is  where located 15 km west of Shigatse in Tibet.

Nartang Monastery

As one of the famous monastery in Shigatse, Nartang Monastery belongs to the Yellow sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world.

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.
Gyirong Port

Gyirong Port

The Gyirong(also being called Kyirong) Port is located in Gyirong county, in the southwest corner of Tibet Autonomous Region.
Enjoy the exquisite mural in this 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.
Shegar is a small place.


Shegar town is subordinate to Tingri County, Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet autonomous region.
Like most Tibetan monasteries, Yungdrungling Monastery was built under a hill.

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.


It’s a good offer for tourists who want to discover the unique charm of Tibet from a different way compared with normal packages. After basic Lhasa and Everest tours, travelers are going to visit Sakya Monastery and will have a chance to integrate with Local Tibetan families.

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa

Great Tibet Tour also offers tour service for tourists with mobility difficulties or special needs. By the assistance of experienced and kindness guide, you can enjoy the scenery with more comfortable states and less inconvenience.

Xián - Lhasa

In 2-day memorable tour in Xi’an, you can feel the profound Chinese history at the scenic spots. In the train to Lhasa, you will see lots of stunning views. When you arrive in Lhasa, you will visit Buddhism monasteries, holy lakes and Everest Base Camp, where's the closest place to touch the sky.

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