Shannan Maps--Updated and Detailed
Shannan is located on the southeast of Tibet Plateau bounded by Lhasa on the north, Shigatse on the west. While on the south part of Tibet, it is right close to the India and Bhutan in the southern. As the cradle of Tibetan Culture, Shannan own many attractive natural and historic scenic spots, such as Yamdrok Lake – the famous holy Jasper Lake, the first palace in Tibet history – Yumbulagang Palace and the first monastery in Tibet – Samye Monastery. Shannan tour is definitely a journey of tracing back to ancient Tibetan history.
Below are the latest and the most updated maps and information to help you to plan your Shannan tour, and make a better living in Shannan!
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. Or you can add another 2-3 days to see the holy Yamdrok Lake and other attractions in Shannan.
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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