Shigatse Travel Guide
Shigatse (or Xigatse) means "the fertile land" in Tibetan for it sits in the plain at the confluence of the Yarlung Tsangpo and Nyainchu River. Located at an average elevation in range of 3840 meters to 4464 meters, Shigatse is one of the world's highest cities and has the most comprehensive natural landscapes in Tibet, from vast plateau pasture and beautiful cultivated fields to subtropic forest and grand snow-covered mountains, most famed one of which is the world's highest mount, Mt. Everest.
Shigatse has a history going back more than 600 years and it is this ancient holy city that is the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama. So Shigatse is also rich in historical sites, such as the 600 year-old majestic Tashilhunpo Monastery.
Shigatse tourist attractions consist of both historical and natural sights offering tourists insights into the fascinating culture, life and history of Tibet, and the comprehensive landscape on the roof of the world.View Details
Shigatse travel advice offers tourists all aspects of travel tips to Shigatse, like the best travel time, dinning, accommodation, transportation, shopping, currency exchange and so on.View Details
Dining in Shigatse tells tourists what to eat in Shigatse. Lots of delicious food in Shigatse, including Tibetan, Chinese, Nepalese and western style cuisine is supplied by numerous restaurants in Shigatse.View Details
Although hotels in Shigatse are a kind of limit, they still provide a wide choice for travellers, from starred hotels to simple tent guest houses. Currently, there is no 5-star hotels in the whole Shigatse area.View Details
Shopping in Shigatse gives tourists tips on what to buy as souvenirs. There are many special products in Shigatse, such as Tibetan carpet, silver bowl, Tibetan knife, etc.View Details
Festivals in Shigatse are various and very fascinating, for instance, Gtsang New Year, Gyangtse Horse Race Festival, Buddha Unfolding Festival in Tashilhunpo and so forth.View Details
Shigatse day tours offer tourists staying in Shigatse for a short time some choices to meet their demand. A well-organized Shigatse day tour is also full of fun and unforgetable.View Details
Shigatse maps and prefecture gives tourists an overview of Shigatse. In this case, tourists can get a clear idea about where they are and where they want to go in Shigatse.View Details
A collection of Pictures of Shigatse unfold the daily life and customs of Shigatse people, the cityscape of Shigatse.View Details
Recommended Tour Itineraries in Shigatse Prefecture
Located in Shigatse Prefecture, Mount Everest attracts a lot of tourists to visit every year. Besides, Shigatse is the second largest city in Tibet characterized Tibetan culture. Tibet Vista provides more than 10 tour packages including these tourist attractions in Shigatse Prefecture at the best price.
Popular Shigatse Tour Deals
- 7 Days A Week Tour to Everest Base Camp Lhasa-Gyantse-shigatse- Everest Base Camp
- 7 Days Gyantse Damar Festival Tour Lhasa - Lake Yamdrok - Gyantse - Lhasa
- 8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Small Group Tour Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa
- 8 Days Central Tibet and Namtso Small Group Tour Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa
- 8 Days Tashilhunpo Festival Tour Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Tsedang
- 10 Days Lhasa to EBC and Namtso Lake Small Group Tour by train Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Namtso - Lhasa
- 11 Days Best of Tibet Tour with EBC Lhasa - Shigatse- EBC- Lhasa - Nyingchi