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Shigatse Tourist Attractions

Shigatse (along the Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway), also named Xigatse, is the hub of the road network between Lhasa, Nepal and western Tibet. The tourist sights in Shigatse are composed of great natural sites and grand monasteries: Mt. Everest, Rongbuk Monastery, Mount Cho Oyu, Rongbuk Glacier, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Shalu Monastery, Nartang Monastery, Peikutso, Palkor Chode Monastery, Sakya Monastery, Phuntsoling Monastery & Jonang Kumbum, Yungdrungling Monastery, Pala Manor and so forth. All these tourist attractions in Shigatse have already received millions of pious pilgrims.

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All Tourist Attractions in Shigatse

To help you plan a wonderful Shigatse trip, we, Tibet Vista team, have collected all the tourist sights in and around Shigatse with detailed information like best time to visit, ticket price, how to get there and useful travel tips, etc.

  • Mount Everest

    At an elevation of 8,848.13 meters, Mount Everest, or Mount Qomolangma is the main peak of the Himalayas. This world’s No. 1 peak rises high on the border of China and Nepal.

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  • Everest Base Camp

    Clamber up the small hill festooned with prayer flags for great views of the star attraction, then have your photo taken at the base camp marker.

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  • Rongbuk Monastery

    Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, was established sometime in the early part of the 20th century, under the Nyingmapa Sect.

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  • Rongbuk Glacier

    Rongpuk Glacier is just 300 meters away from the Rongpuk Monastery and lies on the vast area between 5,300--6,300 meters above sea level.

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  • Tashilhunpo Monastery

    It is largest monastery of the Gelug Sect in Rear Tibet, and the main stage where generations of Panchen Lamas carried out religious and political activities.

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  • Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas

    It is a walled palace complex on the south end of the town.

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  • Shalu Monastery

    Shalu Monastery, situated 20 km southeast of Shigatse, is a perfect combination of Han and Tibet architectural styles.

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  • Natang Monastery

    The most famous of Natang Monastery are the workshops for printing Buddhist sutras.

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  • Gama Valley

    Garma Valley is reckoned as “the most beautiful valley in the world’ by many travelers. Located at the foot of Mt. Everest, it enjoys the vantage point to enjoy the vista of snow mountains and glaciers. We offer very useful tips for travelers who are planning to have an amazing trekking experience in Garma Valley.

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  • Sakya Monastery

    Sakya Monastery is the center of the Sakya Sect.

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  • Gyantse Dzong

    Gyantse Dzong or Gyantse Fortress in one of the best preserved dzongs (one kind of fortress) in Tibet.

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  • Pelkor Chode Monastery

    Pelkor Chode Monastery means “Auspicious Wheel Joy Monastery” in Tibetan language.

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  • Pala Manor

    Together Pala Family owned 6.67 square k, of land, over 7,000 cattle and about 3,000 serfs and slaves. The Pala Manor is just one of them.

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  • Peikutso

    Peikutso Lake, located 40km to the east of Gyirong county and at an elevation of 4600 meters, is a beautiful alpine lake.

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  • Mount Shishapangma

    At 8,013 meters, Mount Shishapangma is renowned as the fourteenth-highest mountain in the world.

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  • Mount Cho Oyu

    Mount Cho Oyu is known as the sixth highest mountain in the world, at 8,201 metres above sea level.

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Recommended Shigatse Tour Itineraries

Shigatse, the second largest city of Tibet, offers you tons of interesting things to do, like enjoying the superb vista of world’s highest peak - Mount Everest, visiting the prestigious Tashilhunpo Monastery - the residence of the generations of the Panchen Lamas, exploring the off-the-beaten-track monasteries and temples, doing the farm work with the locals in the largest barley field in Tibet, etc. Check the top 4 highly recommended Lhasa Shigatse tours with the extending trip to Mount Kailash and Kathmandu via Gyirong Port.

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