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Shigatse

Shigatse is a prefecture city of Tibet Autonomous Region located in the southwest corner of the People's Republic of China, southwest of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, west to Ngari, north to Naqu, east to Lhasa and Shannan, and borders with Nepal, Bhutan and India. Border line is 1,753 kilometers long, covers an area of 182,000 square kilometers and an average elevation of 4,000 meters.

Shigatse City is located between the middle part of the Himalayas and the middle of the Gangdise Mountain and Nyainqentanglha Mountain. In the territory of Tingri County, there is the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, as well as Yamdrok Lake, one of the three largest holy lakes in Tibet. The capital city of Sangzhuzi District was built more than 600 years ago. Sangzhuzi Fort and Gyantse Fortress are once the center of politics and education. There are a number of famous monasteries and temples such as Tashilhunpo Monastery, Palcho Monastery and Sakya Monastery.

Shigatse (Tibet)

Altitude: over 4,000 meters

Attractions: Mount Everest, Yamdroktso, Tashilhunpo Monastery, Palcho Monastery, Sakya Monastery

Best Season:June to November

Suggested Duration:2-5 days

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