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  • Shigatse Monastery, the most historic and culturally important in Tibet and is a great photo opportunity on all China tours.
  • Monks at Tashilunpo Monastery which was founded in 1447
  • Tibetan pilgrims at Tashilunpo Monastery
  • Shigatse Monastery

On a China vacation, Shigatse, meaning ‘Fertile Land’. It is located 300kms west of Lhasa and is the second largest city in Tibet. The administrative centre of the Shigatse Region, Shigatse City is located at an altitude of 3,840 metres. Shigatse lies on flat terrain and is surrounded by lakes and mountains, including Mount Qomolangma, the Tibetan name for Mount Everest.

Shigatse is a stepping stone to Mount Everest’s base. While providing majestic views of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Mountains, this 600-year-old city is known for its ancient monasteries and is the abode of the Panchen Lama, the second most important spiritual figure in Tibet. Tashilhunpo Monastery, established by the first Dalai Lama around the year 1450, features a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan architecture.

Southward, leading out of Shigatse is Rongbuk Monastery. Located 6kms from Mount Everest’s base camp, it is the highest religious site in the world! An experience to be sure on tours to China.

Having gone through some rebuilding, Shigatse is one of the most advanced cities in Tibet. Handicrafts are a main industry and tourists can shop for locally-made carpets and clothing, as well as enjoy a Tibetan opera, another of Shigatse’s specialties.



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Shigatse, China

  • Classic Tibet: Lhasa, Gyantse & Shigatse

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Journey to the top of the Himalayas to discover Tibet and the Roof of the World. Staying in first-class accommodations, you’ll travel through this ancient land and explore the key sites of Tibetan Buddhism, including the Pelkor Chode Monastery in Gyantse, the summer palace of Norbulingka, and marvellous Potala Palace in Lhasa.
    8 Days
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    Active & Adventurous, Bucket List Travel Ideas, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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