Attractions in Shigatse, Mount Everest Base Camp


As Tibet’s second-largest town, Shigatse is the traditional capital of Tsang province. It is located in the southwest part of Tibet Autonomous Region, and is a modern, sprawling city, with wide boulevards humming with traffic. The city borders Ngari in the west, Nagchu in the north, Lhasa, and Lhoka in the east, Bhutan, India, and Nepal on the south. One of the key must-see sites is the Potala-lookalike Shigatse Dzong, which is a fort that lies high on a hilltop overlooking Tashilhunpo Monastery.

Since the Mongol sponsorship of the Gelugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism, it has been the seat of the Panchen Lama. This seat was traditionally based in the monastery.


It’s elevation is in the range of 3,840 meters to 4,464 meters, covering an area of over 3,875 square kilometers. It has some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in Tibet. For example, they include vast plateau pasture, beautifully cultivated fields to the subtropical forest and grand snow-covered mountains.

It is also a significant communication hub in Tibet. It is connected to the outside world by Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway, Xinjiang-Tibet Highway, and No. 318 National Highway. Railway network also connects the city with Lhasa and the travel takes you less than 3 hours.

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