Shigatse, Tibet (西藏日喀则)
Shigatse in Tibet
Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet, sits at the junction of the Yarlung Tsangpo River and the Nyangchu River and is the most colorful area in Tibet. It has vast grasslands, fertile river valley fields, flourishing semitropical jungles and snowfields. Famous attractions include Xiqin Spring, Yatung Spring, Yongzelucuo Lake, Palkor Monastery in Gyantse, Sakya Monastery, Pingcuolin Monastery, Juenang Monastery, Pala Manor and Tashilumpo Monastery.
Best time to visit: May, June, September
Tashilumpo Monastery: 55 yuan
Mount Everest: 180 yuan
Getting there: Bus from Lhasa Gongga Airport is 150 yuan or from Lhasa’s Beijing East Road bus station is 90 yuan.