Gyantse Maps - Updated Helpful Maps of Gyantse Tibet
Gyantse is a famous historical town in Tibet. It is located along the driving way to Shigatse from Lhasa. It is considered as the third largest and most prominent town in Tibet region, and one of the most popular destinations in Tibet. Gyantse is notable for the Kumbum Stupa (literally, '100,000 images') of the Palcho Monastery which contains 77 chapels in its six floors, and is illustrated with over 10,000 murals, many showing a strong Nepali influence. The famous Gyantse Dzong is the highest viewing spot in the town. From Gyantse, travelers can extend the trips to Shigatse, Mount Everest, even Mount Kailash.
Below are the latest and the most updated maps and information to help you better plan your Gyantse Tibet tour.
How to Plan A Tibet Tour
Tibet is too vast to be visited in one single trip, but planning ahead of time can make most of your holiday. A classic Tibet tour always takes about 4 ~ 8 days. Apart from 2 days for arrival and departure, it usually needs 2 other days to explore majestic Potala Palace and other landmarks in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. With a day trip’s distance from Lhasa, Namtso Lake is another perfect tour extension if you visit Tibet from May to October.
To explore further, it’s strongly recommended to travel from Lhasa to Mount Everest via Gyantse and Shigatse, which usually needs 4 more days. It is an unforgettable sightseeing trip with lots of attractions to visit, such as Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glacier, Kumbum Stupa of Palcho Monastery, Tashilhunpo Monastery, etc. Of course, the biggest draw must be gazing upon the unparalleled north face of the world’s highest peak – Mount Everest.
For Buddhist followers and hiking lovers, you are suggested to travel to Ngari to join the kora around the holy Mt. Kailash and sacred Lake Manasarovar, which usually takes about 5 ~ 8 more days from Lhasa. The wild nature of Ngari is spectacular as well.
If you are looking for a longer Himalaya adventure, you can travel Tibet with two other charming Himalayan Kingdoms – Nepal and Bhutan by overland driving or flight. If you have your own needs or interest, just feel free to contact us to customize a trip of your own!
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