Top Shigatse Tourists Attractions and Sightseeing Activities

Welcome to explore Shigatse Attractions, central Tibet! Lying at the foot of the northern slope of the Himalayas, Shigatse is endowed with fertile farmland, vast grassy meadow, wooded forest and snow mountains. The Mt. Everest has long been the ultimate height challenged by the braves from home and abroad. Moreover, the old civilization and magnificent temple architectures are the other reason for visitors to come here. So, why not explore these highlighted attractions in Tibet?

Tashilhunpo

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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 Gompa

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Pelkor  Monastery, also named Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse is the main monastery in Gyantse and famous for Kumbum Stupa..

Natang Gompa

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Natang Monastery, located 15 Km away from Shigatse, is constructed in 1033. This monastery is 400 years older than Tashilhunpo Monastery.

Pala Manor

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Pala Manor, a well-preserved serf manor, is situated at the Banjorlhunbo Village, 10 minutes’ drive from Gyantse County, Shigatse, Tibet.

Mount Everest

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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.

Kangbu Spring

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As one of the most famous Hot Springs in Tibet Autonomous Region, Kangbu Hot Spring locates in Kangbu Village, Yadong County, Shigatse.

Peikutso Lake

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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.

Phuntsoling

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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.

Sakya Gompa

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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 Gompa

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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.

Yungdrungling

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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

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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's Palace

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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 Spring

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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

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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.

Rongbuk Gompa

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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.

EBC Permits and Airport Transfer

Everest Travel Permits Product is suitable for booking the 4 days Everest B.C Group Tour. But the permit does not include places of Kailash or Kham. And of course you cannot travel with any other agencies with our agency’s permit.However you can add other short tours in or near Lhasa.

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.

Everest Base Camp
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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.