Tashilhunpo Monastery (3,500 m), founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama, means ‘heap of glory’ or ‘all fortune and happiness gathered here’.
Pelkor Monastery, also named Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse is the main monastery in Gyantse and famous for Kumbum Stupa..
Natang Monastery, located 15 Km away from Shigatse, is constructed in 1033. This monastery is 400 years older than Tashilhunpo Monastery.
Pala Manor, a well-preserved serf manor, is situated at the Banjorlhunbo Village, 10 minutes’ drive from Gyantse County, Shigatse, Tibet.
Mount Everest, Earth’s highest mountain (8,844.43 meters) is located in the international border between China and Nepal, one of the top attractions in Tibet.
As one of the most famous Hot Springs in Tibet Autonomous Region, Kangbu Hot Spring locates in Kangbu Village, Yadong County, Shigatse.
Peikutso, also named Lake Paiku, is the largest lake in Shigatse, Tibet. This lake is 4, 592 meters above sea level and close to Mount Shishapangma.
As the only Jonangpa monastery in Tibet, Phuntsoling Monastery is the home to 50 monks in Shigatse with Dolopa Sherab Gyaltsen as the greatest scholar.
The Sakya Monastery is the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, it locates at 25 Km southeast of a bridge which is 127 Km west of Shigatse.
Shalu Monastery, located only 22 kilometers south of Shigatse in Tibet, was constructed in the 11th century by Jetsun Sherp Jungne of Shangshung and later it was expanded.
The Yungdrungling Monastery is regarded as the ancestor monastery of Bon religion in Tibet. It is constructed in Namling County, Shigatse in the 7th century under Songtsan Gambo.
Gyantse Dzong, also known as Gyantse Fortress, is one the well reserved dzongs in Tibet. It was constructed in 1390 and since guards the southern approaches to the Tsangpo Valley and Lhasa.
Panchen Lamas’ Palace is located only 1 Km far from Tashilhunpo Monastery. It was constructed by the seventh Panchen Lama, Tenpei Nyima, in 1944. And it was expanded later.
Mangpu Hot Spring in Lhatse is one of the most famous one in Tibet. Here, travelers can enjoy the hot spring water with medical treatment after a long journey in Tibet. Hope you like it.
Gama Valley, the most beautiful valley in the world, is an unforgettable adventure for travelers. It is located at the downstream of PumQu in Tingri County and Dinggye County.
The Rongbuk Monastery (5,000 m. (16, 404.2 ft.), is located at the northern foot of Mount Everest. The monastery was originally built in 1902 by a Nyingmapa Lama.
Recommended Shigatse-Central Tibet Attraction Sightseeing Activities
There are so many sites to see in Shigatse Prefecture as listed above. And each year Mount Everest attracts thousands of travelers around the world.There are lots of cultural and natural wonders awaiting you to explore the mysterious part of Tibet.
4 days EBC Group Tour Featured
Welcome to book the 4 days Everest Group Tour! Attractions: Lake Yamdrok, Karola Glacier, Pelkhor and Tashilhunpo Monastery and Mt. Everest at Base Camp.
10 days Featured Kailash EBC Group Tour
Welcome to book the highlight 10 Day Kailash Everest Group Tours, two departures a week and 12 pax per group. You can easily find your departure. Just book the permit with hotel pick up service and add 1-3 days optional easy tours before the group tour departure date to get well acclimatized.