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The highlight of Shigatse is the highest mountain on earth – Mt. Everest, which attracts thousands of travelers every year and makes Shigatse a popular travel destination. Apart from natural attractions, Shigatse has many religious scenic spots as well. After all, it’s been a city for over 600 years and the domain of Panchen Lama. The famous Tashilhunpo Monastery, Phalkor Monastery, and Sakya Monastery…are all located here. It’s definitely a place where you can explore Tibetan Buddhism more deeply.
 

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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Far view of Mt.Everest

Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

It is highly recommended to travel to Everest Base Camp from Tibet as you can take a van to get there. The best time to visit is in Spring and Fall.

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Tashilhunpo Monastery is located at the foot of Drolmari (Tara's Mountain), Shigatse.

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery was founded in 1447 by the 1st Dalai Lama in Shigatse. It's the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas.

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The white glacier looks spectacular for visitors passing by.

Karola Glacier

Karola Glacier

Karola Glacier is located at the junction of Nakartse and Gyantse in Tibet. 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, and to the north of the oblate Mt. Everest. There's a good point to take photographs of Mt.Everest.

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Pelkor Chode Monastery

Pelkor Chode Monastery

Pelkor Chode Monastery

The Pelkor Chode Monastery is located in Gyantse, Tibet. It is a rare temple in Tibetan Buddhism where the three sects of Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug coexist.

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Gyantse Dzong

Gyantse Dzong

Gyantse Dzong

Gyantze Dzong is the center of Gyantse and it’s the highest building in the town. 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.

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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. It is 8,027 meters above sea level.

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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 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 is situated on the southwestern border of the Tibet Autonomous Region, at the northern foot of Mount Everest in the middle of the Himalayas.

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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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Gyirong Valley

Gyirong Valley

Gyirong Valley

Gyirong Valley is a beautiful secret place deep in the Himalayas. In Tibetan, it means "Comfortable Village, Happy Village".

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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. It is an eminent monk Milarepa's practice cave.

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Far view of Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery

Sakya Monastery is about 127km 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 is not as magnificent as Tashilhunpo Monastery, yet 400 years older than it. It is one of the famous monasteries in Shigatse.

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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 confuse it with Tingri. It's subordinate to Tingri County, Shigatse.

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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 - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa

8

days

$965

Per Person

See historical landmarks of Tibet and learn about its culture to broaden your kids' understanding of cultural diversity.

Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse - Lhasa

10

days

$1823

Per Person

Escorted by our experienced guide, you can view Tibetan monasteries and the highest peak in the world with a wheelchair.

Lanzhou - Lhasa - Shigatse - EBC - Gyirong - Kathmandu

8

days

$1708

Per Person

Ride along world's highest railway to Lhasa to enjoy incredible scenery and start an epic overland trip to Kathmandu.

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