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Shigatse, “the fertile land”, is the second largest city in Tibet, only after Lhasa. It is cultural, economic and political center of Tibet. It sits where the Yarlong Tsangpo River and Nyangchu River meets, and has an altitude of 3800m. Shigatse is geographically important also because of the fact that it is only 300 kilometers away from Mt. Everest, and it is on the way to most major attractions in Tibet from Lhasa. The city has a history of more than 600 years. It is the seat of Panchen Lama, an influential spiritual figure in Tibetan history.

Shigatse is especially famous for multiple historic heritage sites in respect of Buddhism. The most prominent among them is Tashilhunpo Monastery. Its golden roof and impressive buildings are a great sight to witness. The annual Buddha Unveiling Festival also allows visitors the opportunity to experience a religious tradition that is still very much alive today.

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Shigatse city is 280 km to the southwest of Lhasa, Capital city of Tibet. It is a recommended travel destination when you have a trip covering Mt. Everest or Mt. Kailash. You can join a fixed departure tour or let us customize your unique trip to Shigatse.