Shigatse Travel Guide and Tours
Tashilumpo Monastery, as the home of Panchen Lama, is the treasure of Tibet religion.
Come here to get a deep explore of Tibetan Buddhism.
Sakya Monastery is the principal monastery of the Sakyapa Sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Here, you can not only discover the history of the religion, but also explore a combination of cultures.
Samye Monastery, with the central temple, symbolizes the center of the universe.
Having a visit, to explore the ancient heart of Tibetan Buddhist world.
Reaching to the world's highest monastery - Rongbuk Monastery, to appreciating the breathtaking view of Mt.Everest.
Prepare to climb higher and higher!
- Tashilumpo Monastery
- Sakya Monastery
- Samye Monastery
- Rongbuk Monastery All things to do
Shigatse (or Xigaze), about 250km southwest of Lhasa, and 90km northwest of Gyantse, is the second largest city in Tibet. Every year, thousands of travelers come from all over the word, via Shigatse, to challenge the utmost limits of human beings and appreciate the spectacularity of "the third pole"-Everest.
Shigatse, means "the fertile land" in Titetan, in known as the Political, economic and cultural center of Tsong as well as the transportation hub of the whole Tibet. Fantastic nature views, characteristic Tibetan life, splendid Monasteries, all of these make Shigatse one of the most attractive place in Tibet.
Our Travelers' Favorite Shigatse Tours
6 days and 5 nights from $757pp
Each city of Tibet has its own feature. This tour aims to present you the landscape of Golden Triangle Cities of Tibet - Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. You will arrive at and start your trip from Lhasa, the political and Buddhist center of Tibet. Then you will drive far away from Lhasa, via Gyantse, to Shigatse. There are too many things to do along the journey - visit holy lake Yamdrok, giant glaciers of Karola, unique Palcho Monastery, sacred Tashilunpo Monastery, the hometown of Tibet incense, etc.View Itinerary
7 days and 6 nights from $878pp
This "Golden Route" of Tibet tour will take you to two cities near Lhasa: Gyantse and Shigatse. Stay overnight at a small town, Gyantse, which is known as the "Heroic City", because it was the site of a major battle during the British invasion in 1904. While there you will experience Tibetan rural culture also. Then visit Tibet's second largest city Shigatse, which is the most important farming area in Tibet. You will also visit the Thashilhunpo Monastery (the seat of the Panchen Lamas. Inside there is a huge gilded bronze Buddha statue as well as many other beautiful statues).View Itinerary
8 days and 7 nights from $988pp
Tibet tour cannot be completed without a visit to Mt. Everest. This tour offers you a complete Tibet tour and weaves together Tibet's most famous sites into a package. Apart from viewing the wonders in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, you will discover the alpine lakes, blue skies, snow-capped mountains, amazing sunrise and sacred sites, and deeply devoted pilgrims on your way to Mt. Everest. You must get an unforgettable experience.View Itinerary
10 days and 9 nights from $1,442pp
Take this amazing overland journey across the roof of the world Himalaya. From the historical city of Kathmandu, travel overlanding to Tibet high plateau - conquering the Mount Everest, wandering in peaceful Tibetan monasteries, take beautiful pictures of pure lakes, explore the birthplace of Tibetan civilization Tsetang. Your tour ends at the holy city Lhasa.View Itinerary
Shigatse Fast Facts
Tibetan Meaning: the manor of fertile soil
Area Land: 3875 sq. kilometers
Time Zone: UTC+8
Languages: Tibetan, Madarin
Area Code: 857000
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