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Shigatse is located in the south of Tibet, north of the grand Himalayan 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 of history, Shigatse was the center of Tibetan politics and culture. That’s why you can see a great number of grand architecture 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 Mt.Everest, Rongbuk Monastery, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Nartang Monastery, Shalu Monastery, Yungdrungling Monastery, Sakya Monastery, etc. Besides those Buddhist buildings, you can also enjoy the charming natural scenery on this Tibetan plateau. Sightseeing by the bank of Yamdrok Lake, and 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 landslides. Winter is too chilly to travel in some highlands as the roads will be covered by heavy snow.

Mt.Everest at sunset

Mount Everest

Mount Everest

At a height of 8,848 meters, Mount Everest stands as the highest peak in the world. It's located on the border of Nepal and Tibet. Check facts about Mt.Everest.

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Mt. Everest

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

There are two Everest Base Camps in different nations, Nepal and China. It is highly recommended to travel to EBC from Tibet, China. The best time to visit is in Spring and Fall and you may need to prepare well enough to visit this place.

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Tashilhunpo Monastery covers an area of nearly 300,000 square meters

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo 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. This monastery is the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas.

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Yamdroktso Lake is a freshwater lake in Tibet

Yamdroktso Lake

Yamdroktso Lake

Located in Nagarzê County of Shannan, Yamdrok Lake (羊卓雍措湖) is one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet. It means "jasper lake" and "swan pond" in Tibetan.

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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 at the junction of Nakartse and Gyantse of Tibet, a little further away from Yamdroktso Lake. This imposing glacier is only 300m from the main highway on your way to Gyantse.

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Though Rongbuk Monastery is not resplendent and magnificent,it is still one of the holiest monasteries in Tibetans’ mind.

Rongbuk Monastery

Rongbuk Monastery

Rongbuk Monastery is located in the Shigatse Region, southwest of the Tibet Autonomous Region, and to the north of the oblate Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. Seen from here, Mt. Everest appears like a lofty pyramid surrounded by mountains that touch the sky.

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Pelkor Chode Monastery

Pelkor Chode Monastery

Pelkor Chode Monastery

The Pelkor Chode Monastery, aka Palcho Monastery, is the main monastery in Gyantse. The Pelkor Chode Monastery is a symbol of Tibet, where three sects of Tibetan Buddhism get together.

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Gyantse Dzong

Gyantse Dzong

Gyantse Dzong

Gyantze Dzong,also known as Gyantse Old Castle, is the highest building in the Gyantse Town. Different from other Buddhism sites in Tibet, Gyantse Dzong is famous for patriots.

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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. It is the most fully developed and well-preserved unique glacier valley in the world.

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The Majestic Shishapangma.

Shishapangma

Shishapangma

Shishapangma(also being referred to as "Gosainthān") which means "the God of the Grasslands" is the only eight-thousander located wholly in Tibet. It is 8,027 meters above sea level. You can get there from Kathmandu, Nepal, or Lhasa, Tibet.

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Mother an son walk along Peikutso lake.

Peikutso Lake

Peikutso Lake

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

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Tingri County

Tingri

Tingri

Tingri County or Dingri County can be divided into old Tingri and new Tingri. When we mention Tingri, we refer to New Tingri, Shegar Town as its county seat. Tourists basically stay in Shegar, which is 115 kilometers away from the Everest Base Camp.

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Gyirong Port

Gyirong Port

Gyirong Port

Gyirong(Kyirong) Port is located in Gyirong county, Tibet. It's the transportation hub connecting Tibet and Nepal.

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

Gyirong Valley

Gyirong Valley

Gyirong Valley is regarded as“Himalayan Back Garden.”The width of the valley ranges from 300 meters to 2,000 meters. Visiting this valley is surely one of the most memorable experiences you'll ever have in your lifetime.

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Milarepa’s Meditation Cave

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. Founded in 1059, it is a well-known Tibetan monk Milarepa’s later practice cave.

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Far view of Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery is a Buddhist monastery that is about 127 km west of Shigatse on the road to Tingri in Tibet. It's the seat of the Sakya Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Exquisite murals at Shalu 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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Narthang Monastery

Narthang Monastery

Narthang Monastery

Narthang Monastery, built by monk Tumtön Lodrö Drakpa in 1033, is 20 km away from Shigatse. It is not so magnificent as Tashilhunpo Monastery, yet 400 years older than it. As one of the famous monastery in Shigatse, Nartang Monastery belongs to the Yellow sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Yungdrungling Monastery

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 is known as New Tingri, but not to confused with Tingri.

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Shegar Dzong

Shegar Dzong

Shegar Dzong

Shegar Dzong is built into the side of a steep mountain. The remains of its defensive walls snake up the near vertical pinnacle that looms over the town.

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Lhasa – Shigatse - EBC – Saga – Kailash Kora – Manasarovar - Saga – Shigatse – Lhasa

Take you to sacred Mount Kailash during the Saga Dawa festival and your merits of doing kora would be multiplied.

Lhasa – Shigatse - EBC - Leisurely Kailash Hike - Lake Manasarovar – Saga - Shigatse - Lhasa

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$2900

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Realize leisurely travelers' pilgrimage dream without draining trekking and provide you as much as possible of Tibet.

Lhasa- Shigatse- Old Tingri to EBC Trek- Shigatse- Lhasa

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