Tibetan Monasteries and Temples
Touring Tibetan monasteries and temples is the one of the most effective ways to learn Tibetan Buddhism and its profound influence on Tibetan culture and customs. As one tours Tibet, one of the most impressive impressions of Tibet would be its numerous Tibetan monasteries and temples. In fact, it’s estimated that there are approximately 1700 Tibetan monasteries and temples across Tibet and most of them are built on the lofty mountaintop or in surrounding mountains.
The most prestigious Tibetan monasteries and temples in Tibet are known as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, and Drepung Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Samye Monastery, etc. They basically serve as Buddhist academies and universities, spreading Tibetan Buddhism teaching and learning. Meanwhile, during grand religious festivals, these religious compounds will hold large-scale celebration and pilgrimage festivities, etc.
Top 12 Must-sees Tibetan Monasteries and Temples
Tibetan Monasteries and Temples by Regions
- Shigatse Monasteries
- Tsedang Monasteries
- Ngari Monasteries
- Lhasa Monasteries
- Nagqu Monasteries
- Nyingchi Monasteries
- Chamdo Monasteries
Most Recommended Tibet Small Group Tour Packages
14 Days Lhasa Impression Small Group Tour
This classic Lhasa city group tour is the best choice for tourists who have limited time or visit Tibet for the first time. After visiting the must-sees in Lhasa, you will have a comprehensive impression of Tibetan culture and pave the way for your revisit in the near future.
1 ,2 ,3 ,118 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Small Group Tour: marvel at Mt.Everest real close
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa
Almost all the itineraries covering Everest Base Camp originate from this classic itinerary. The travel route to EBC involves all the awe-inspiring attractions, religious sites and magnificent natural wonder.
1 ,2 ,3 ,147 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Kathmandu
This tour combines the classic itinerary of visiting Tibetan cultural and natural beauty with a stopover in EBC. Tourists will finally end up in Kathmandu via Gyirong.
8 ,11 ,1215 Days Kailash and Manasarova Small Group Tour: A pilgrim’s final fantasy and the greatest overland trip in Tibet.
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - E.B.C - Lake Manasarova - Kailash Trek - Saga - Shigatse - Lhasa
This is truly a journey to feel, magnificent temples, mountain passes, snow-capped peaks, nomad camps, pilgrims of Tibet. Start the trip from exploring the heart of central Tibet.