Small Group Overland Expedition To Kathmandu 7 Days

Attractions in this trip

City

Rongpu Monastery

Shuo Atop the Rongpu Qinzhogma Hill at the foot of Mt. Qomolangma, Rongpu monastery is 90 kilometers away from the Tingri County seat and is 5,800 meters above sea level? It is the highest monastery in the world, so the scenery is as great as you can imagine.
Rongpu Monastery was originally constructed by Red Sect Lamas in1899, although it is not as old as other monasteries in Tibet, it is famous for its high latitude and murals.
The monastery has five stories, but only two of them are being used now. It is said that the reason why they built the monastery so high was that they want to enjoy a quiet environment and have a sound sleep.500 hundred monks lived here once while the monastery was very popular, but only 50 monks and nuns live here nowadays.

Annually it holds three-day sorcerers activities on the 15th of the fourth month and the Ghost-Beating Festival on the 29th of the 11th month of the Tibetan calendar.

It is 60 kilometers from New Tingri to the Rongpu Monasterry. Tourists can take a taxi to go to the monastery because there is no regular bus. The monastery provides lodging places for $4 each bed.

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Shigatse, the Panchen Lama's Seat

 Shigatse , meaning in Tibetan language the most fertile manor in Tibet  , is situated in the central part of Tibet, at the junction of the Yarlung Tsanpu River and one of its main branch named the Nyanchu River. It is 280 km west to Lhasa, 5 hours drive by bus from Lhasa. The altitude of the ciy is 3800 meters above sea level. There  are  six mountains whose altitudes are averagely over 5500 meters. The city has a population of 82'000, covering an area of 3658 square kilometers. It is wet and warm in summer, while it is dry and cold in winter. And it is also the successive Panchen Lamas’ Seat. Plus, Tashilumpu Monastery as famous as Potala Palace is also in this city.

Here below is Shigase City Map

The city of Shigatse is an old city with the history of 500 hundred years. It is also politics, economics, traffic and religion center in this area called latter Tibet due to Lhasa is former Tibet . The trip to Shigatse will dead you to the most fascinating attraction Mt. Everest in Tibet , Sagya Monastery, the same famous Buddhism culture center as Dunhuang in China , Shalu Monastery, Palchor Tsode Monastery located in Gyangtse Town of Shigatse Prefecture, and the New Palace for Panchen Lama

All these make Shigatse second largest city in Tibet.


The Jong or Fort of Shigatse, a map of the town of Shigatse showing the Dzong or fort, from Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet by Sarat Chandra Das, 1902 

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