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  • Address: Shigatse, Tibet, China

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Shigatse Tours

With approximately 50,000 residents, the sprawling city of Shigatse is Tibet’s second-largest town. Home to thriving businesses, unique shopping and a number of religious and historical sites, Shigatse attracts travelers from across the globe—in part, because the central police station proves one of the easiest (and quickest) places to get a Nepal tourist visa. 

The city is divided into two distinct sections: the tiny Tibetan town, which serves as a nod to the city’s roots, and a contemporary Chinese neighborhood that offers travelers a bit more modern flare. Travelers can venture to the Tashilhunpo monastery, where Panchen Lamas come to worship at the feet of the world’s largest bronze Buddha. The free market and gift market in the city’s Old Town neighborhood are great places to spend an afternoon searching for handmade crafts from local artisans, while the nearby Shigatse Fortress offers travelers an impressive look at the city's past.

Practical Info

Shigatse is located on the Friendship Highway and accessible via public bus and minibus from Lhasa, Gyantse, Lhatse, Sakya, Dromo and several other destinations.

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Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp, Lhasa, null
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Private 8-Day Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Everest Base Camp

Travel from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and back during a week-long Tibet tour with a private guide. Take in the many natural wonders and cultural treasures of ...  Read more

Location: Lhasa, China
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,915.00
Private 6-Night Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Yamdrok Lake Camping, Lhasa, Multi-day Tours
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Private 6-Night Tibet Tour from Lhasa Including Yamdrok Lake Camping

Visit all the main sights of the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery, plus experience the ...  Read more

Location: Lhasa, China
Duration: 7 days (approx.)

From USD $1,630.00
Private 5-Night Lhasa and Shigatse Highlights Tour, Lhasa, Multi-day Tours
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Private 5-Night Lhasa and Shigatse Highlights Tour

Spend five nights in Tibet, taking in the many cultural treasures found in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse. This private tour starts in Lhasa where you visit ...  Read more

Location: Lhasa, China
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,295.00
Private 6-Day Lhasa and Tibet Nomad Culture Tour from Chengdu, Chengdu, Multi-day Tours
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Private 6-Day Lhasa and Tibet Nomad Culture Tour from Chengdu

See the highlights of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse plus experience Tibetan nomad culture at Nam-tso Lake on this privately guided 6-day tour with round-trip ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,880.00

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