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Shalu Monastery

Visit Shalu Monastery, the seat of Buton. Rinchendrub(1290-1346), who was the great master of the Tibetan translations of the Indian Buddhist. Near Shalu, you can also begin your trekking tour.

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Gyantse, Tibet

Rongbuk Monastery

Rongbuk Monastery (altitude: 4,980m), and get the first sight of the mighty Everest, you will immerse in a solemn ethereal mood and find all the efforts you have made along the long way are not in vain. Located about 5100 meters above the sea level, Rongbuk Monastery is the highest monastery in the world. It is the best location to

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Shigatse, Tibet

Palcho Monastery

Visit the mysterious Palcho Monastery, The monks and tradition of three important sects of Tibetan Buddhism - Sakyapa, Zhalupa and Gelukpa, peacefully coexist in this monastery. Its Kumbum, which is 35 meters high and has 76 small chapels with hundreds images of Kriyatantras , is believed to be the largest such structure in Tibet. 

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Gyantse, Tibet

Drepung Monastery

Drepung, in Tibetan, means “prosperity”. Since its establishment, Drepung Monastery has always been one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. In its heyday, there were more than 10,000 monks lived and studied in the monastery. Throughout its history, many important and famous Tibetan leaders used to study here, especially the Dalai Lamas. So Drepung Monastery is also respectfully

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Lhasa, Tibet

Gyantse

Rounding out the Top 10 places to visit in Tibet is the pleasant town of Gyantse  located 260 kilometers west of Lhasa. Though a small town, there is a lot to see and do here. The Palcho Chorten Monastery is located here, which is over 600 years old. The walled monastery contains the largest stupa in all of Tibet, which

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Gyantse, Tibet

Lake Manasarovar

Lake Manasarovar, Mapaham Yum Tso in Tibetan, is Tibet’s most sacred lake. It is found in far western Tibet near Mount Kailash at an elevation of 4590 meters. It is one of the highest freshwater lakes on the planet. The lake lies near the border of Nepal and offers a sweeping view of the Himalaya to the south. The mighty

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Lhasa, Tibet

Guge Kingdom

Located in the extreme west part of Tibet, the ancient Guge Kingdom is an amazing place that few travelers get to experience. Guge, pronounced “Goo-Gay”, was established in the late 10th century near the modern day town of Zanda. For nearly 700 years, Guge was a major Buddhist religious center as well as an important trade hub between Tibet and

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Lhasa, Tibet

Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash, known in Tibetan as Kang Rinpoche or “Precious Jewel of Snow”, is the most sacred peak in Tibet. It is located in far western Tibet’s Ngari prefecture, more than 1200 kilometers from the Tibetan capital city of Lhasa. It is not particularly high as far as peaks in the Himalaya go as it only rises to 6714 meters/22,027

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Lhasa, Tibet

Shoton Festival

The Shoton Festival is a standout amongst the most mainstream conventional celebrations in Tibet. It praises eating yogurt, the Tibetan ministers who end their season of reflection, the viewing of Tibetan emotional musical dramas, and Tibetan Buddhism. It is held every year in the month of August, or late in the 6th month or ahead of schedule in the seventh

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Lhasa, Tibet

Lulang Forest

Tibet is a genuine common gallery of plants, facilitating the qualities of various plant species, which frame a showcase of the whole Asian vegetation. LuLang signifies "Loong King Valley" in Tibetan dialect, or "a spot that will make you overlook your home". It is situated by the Sichuan-Tibet Highway, around 80 km from Nyingchi County. In summer, the blooms will

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Nyingchi City, Tibet