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Lhasa

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514,1377,65

Gyangze

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68,294,2

Rongpu Si

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13,54,1

Xigaze

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45,193,0

Zetang

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13,57,0

Xegar

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4,4,0

Lhasa

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  • Sera Monastery

    Lhasa Things to Do

    Drepung is a very large monastery located in the western part of Lhasa. It is bigger than Sera but does not have the same attraction as Sera. This may be in part to the debating Monks at Sera or that Sera is closer to the c

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  • House of Shambhala

    Lhasa Hotels

    I love House of Shambhala since the moment I stepped in. It is exactly what I had on mind. Rustic,...

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  • House of Shambhala

    Lhasa Restaurants

    This restaurant is part of the House of Shambhala hotel. It is on the roof top with indoor and outdoor seating. This is a great place to hang out and relax. It is one of the more beautifully decorated hotels and restaurant in Lhasa. The wait staff are great but only one speaks English. When ordering they ask you to tell the waitress the number of...

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Gyangze

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  • Pelkor Chode Monastery

    Gyangze Things to Do

    Pelkor Chode is the largest and main monastery in Gyantse. The entrance is unique as it is a walkway lined with prayer wheels that lead directly to an extremely large prayer wheel that is housed inside a dedicated building. To the left is the main attraction, the Kumbum. This is a large three dimensional mandala which surrounds a stupa. There is a...

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  • Jianzang Hotel

    Gyangze Hotels

    This hotel was clean and inexpensive. It was selected by our guide since our first choice in another...

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  • Restaurant of Zhuang Yuan

    Gyangze Restaurants

    Walking down the street through the market area, this man kept following us saying he owned the best restaurant in Gyantse and we should come for dinner. Being our first and only night in town we took him up on it. The restaurant is really nothing special from the outside and for that matter from the inside as well. There are many note books that...

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Rongpu Si

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  • Mount Everest Military Outpost

    Rongpu Si Things to Do

    Surprise! You are now at what the Chinese call Everest Base Camp. Probably the most misleading part of advertising to see Mount Everest, travel agents and guides will not tell you this is not a base camp. A large part of the people going to see Everest are tourist, not mountain climbers. So they really don't know the difference. A base camp is the...

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  • Chomolangma Some Gyi Hotel

    Rongpu Si Hotels

    Although the sign says this is a hotel, all the tents say they are a hotel with interesting names....

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  • Mount Everest military outpost

    Rongpu Si Things to Do

    Surprise! You are now at what the Chinese call Everest Base Camp. Probably the most misleading part of advertising to see Mount Everest, travel agents and guides will not tell you this is not a base camp. A large part of the people going to see Everest are tourist, not mountain climbers. So they really don't know the difference. A base camp is the...

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Xigaze

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  • Shalu Monastery

    Xigaze Off The Beaten Path

    The first time I went here was in 2006 when travel was a bit easier. Part of the adventure was taken a beat-up bus from Shigatse to Shalu. This is not very far but back then the bus dropped you off at a dirt road intersection and you had to walk. A nice walk surrounded by the mountains. I think the bus ride was more of an adventure! A unique...

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  • Tashilhunpo Kora

    Xigaze Things to Do

    I never had the time to do the Tashilhunpo Kora when I'm in Shigatse. This time I finally did it. It's a wonderful Kora, long with prayer wheels nearly the entire way. The Kora starts to the left before you enter the main parking entrance. It is easy to find by just following the pilgrims. If not, it is the first alley on the right. The Kora begins...

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  • Sidewalk vendors

    Xigaze Things to Do

    Near the entrance of Tashilhunpo Monastery is a row of vendors selling prayer beads and some Tibetan items. There is not as many as you would find in Lhasa. But my experience is that the vendors in Shigatse will negotiate a little more and move off their price. You can get them pretty low if you try and walk away a few times.

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Zetang

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  • Run down but great food!

    Zetang Restaurants

    My guide recommended this place. He said he eats here every time he visits Tsedang. It was a good choice. Although I had my doubts because the place is in serious need of some sprucing up with a fresh coat of paint and more accommodating tables. The wait staff are young and eager to try out there English every chance they can.I ate here for lunch...

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  • Yumbulagang Monastery

    Zetang Things to Do

    When you first see Yumbulagang from a distance, it is quite an impressive sight. Perched atop a craggy hill makes the main tower here seem much larger than it is. Yumbulagang is said to be the first Monastery in Tibet, built by the first Tibetan King.There are only a few monks present and serves more as an attraction now. There are still pilgrims...

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  • Trandruk Monastery

    Zetang Things to Do

    Trandruk is another small Monastery with not many monks remaining. It is right on the outskirts of Tsedang and closer to the city than Yumbulagang. It is right on the road with only a small courtyard in front of the main entrance. Again, this monastery has an inner kora with lots of prayer wheels that is nice to do. Trandruk has some of the nicer...

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Xegar

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  • Sunrise at New Tinggri

    Xegar General

    Clouds often cover up the view of the Himalayas, but we were patient enough to wait until they cleared to see the sunrise on them. This is definitely worth the whole effort of getting to Xegar and sleeping there, however basic and dismal the journey and conditions may seem.

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  • Everest mountain

    Xegar General

    At some 8848 meters above sea level, the Everest is the highest peak in the world. This was the climax of our trip - we caught this glimpse just between two clouds.

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  • View of the Himalayas

    Xegar General

    This is the reason we came all the way to Xegar: to see the Himalayas and the Everest. Some 4500 meters above sea level, this village is also called New Tinggri. Very basic accommodation allowed us to be this close to the highest summit in the world.

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Tibet, also known as The Roof of the World or The Land of Snows, is a magical place.  Rich in a uniques cultural, the local Tibetan people are kind, outgoing and very helpful.  The...

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