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Tholing Monastery, Tibet

  • Another monastrery which is a searing spot in Tibet is the Tholing Monastery. One of the oldest monasteries in Ngari, this monastery was built by by Yeshe-Ö, the second King of the Guge Kingdom. This monastery stands at an elevation of 12,400 feet (3,800 m). The complex of the Tholing Monastery includes three temples, the Yeshe-O Temple, the Lhakhang Karpo and the Dukhang.

    Highlights: Another interesting thing about this monastery is its stunning architecture. Tholing Monastery complex has rectangular buildings. It is built of mud bricks and has a wall complex facing east. Among the extant temples the most prominent one is the Yeshe-Ö Temple. The temple is reconstructed after it had been demolished by the Chinese, in a mandala style. Marvel at the sight of the amazing beauty of its surroundings as well and also learn about the ancient history of this monastery.

    Location: The monastery is located in remote badlands of far western Tibet in Zanda County.

    Price: The entry to this monastery is free of cost.



Palcho Monastery

It is said that all your worries will vanish away if you visit a monastery. So, this time while you are visiting Tibet, don’t miss a chance to visit the Palcho Monastery. Considered as one of the main monastery in Gyantse, Gyantse County, this monastery is also known as Pelkor Chode Monastery or Shekar Gyantse. With notable 108 chapels in its several floors and the old Dzong or fort, this monastery is a complex of structures.

Highlights: The outline and design of Palhor Monastery is a union of the three groups to consolidate distinctive basic Zhacangs (space for ministers), revered gods and more coordinated Tibetan Buddhist Culture. One can also find the Myriad Buddha as a capable Buddhist image and a calling card, making Palcho Monastery turns out to be more appealing and unique.

Location: Gyangze, Xigaze, Tibet, China

Price: The entry is free of cost.

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

If you are planning to visit Tibet this time then Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is a must visit place for you. Founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama Tashi Lhunpo Monastery was built to maintain the peace and harmony with the individuals and world. The ministers living in this religious community form into solid individuals with empathy, a feeling of give up, trustworthiness and a profound regard for all creatures.

Highlights: Tashi Lhunpo Monastery looks to give the most ideal cutting edge instruction, alongside a profound and cozy comprehension of the legacy of Tibet. Tashi Lhunpo in its prime housed more than 4,000 monks and had four Tantric schools, each with its own Abbot. It is one of the four awesome religious communities of Central Tibet and was directed and cared for by the Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas.

Location: 7 Jijilangka Rd, Sangzhuzi Qu, Rikaze Shi, Xizang Zizhiqu, China

Price: The entry is free of cost.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Well known for its stupendous mountain tops and the unwaveringness and benevolence of its occupants (the Sherpas), the Everest locale (Khumbu) is a standout amongst the most mainstream destinations for vacationers in Nepal. While huge numbers of the courses through the mountains are challenging, there are abundant spots to rest and appreciate a feast along the way. Besides, don't stress over getting lost. Simply ask a neighborhood the path to the following town on your course, and they will guide you.

: Tibet

: Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000

Best time to visit
: April to June and September to December

: 5,380 m

Difficulty level
: high

: • Trek to the foot of amazing Everest, the world's most noteworthy mountain. • Set out on testing treks to Kala Pattar (18,192'), Nangkartshang Peak (16,672'). furthermore, Everest Base Camp (17,590'). • Investigate Sherpa towns and the old Thami and Tengboche religious communities. • Visit a school set up by Sir Edmund Hillary in the mountain town of Khumjung.

Mt. Amnye Machen Trek

Mt. Amnye Machen has for some time been viewed as a holy mountain and a position of the journey. Previously, up to 10,000 Tibetans would make the 120-mile circumambulation of the mountain every year. The principal European adventurers depicted it as one of the colossal geological disclosures of the twentieth century. On your excursion to the heavenly mountain, drive by red dirt mountains, sand hills, and the Yellow River.

: Amnye Machen

: Rs 6999 to Rs 7999

Best time to visit
: In winter

: 8000m

Difficulty level
: Very high

: • Nomads along the Amnye Machen range • Monastery on the north side of the mountain • Prayer flags across a high pass on Amnye Machen • Amnye Machen viewed from near Chuwarna (Xue Shan) • Nomad Tibetans around Amnye Machen • Pilgrims prostrating along the kora of Amnye Machen • Foreigners on an organized trek around Amnye Machen using yaks • Small village near the Amnye Machen glaciers


Lying at the western rural areas of Lhasa, Norbulingka is 2 km toward the east of the Potala Palace. In 1988, the State Council approved it to end up a national vital social relic security unit. On Dec. 14, 2001, the UNESCO included Norbulingka into the expansion subjects of the Potala Palace which is enrolled as a World Cultural Heritage site. In 2001, the State Tourism Administration evaluated Norbulingka as 4A on the national tourism locale level.

Norbulingka signifies "Treasure Garden" in the Tibetan dialect. It was first implicit the mid-eighteenth century and expected today's scale through numerous extensions. Norbulingka has 3 sections: the patio before the royal residence, the castle and woodland. With more than 400 arrangements of rooms, the greenhouse takes up 3.6 square kilometers, among which 3.4 square km are green knolls or woods.

: Lhasa

: • Temple • Losel Doll Museum • Shop • Hummingbird Café

Yangbajing Hot Springs

Yangbajain is a town 87 kilometers northwest of Lhasa City. It is a rich green valley encompassed by the Nomads with yaks and sheep along the slope. The town is well known for its Yangbajain Hot Springs which are geothermic and have been created and used to deliver a large portion of the power for Lhasa and ranges adjacent. The field of Yangbajing Hot Springs field has a height of around 4500 meters which makes it the most noteworthy elevation of its kind in China.

The water temperature is around 30 to 84 degrees centigrade. The Yangbajing Geothermol Power Station is situated on the edge of the Yangbajing Hot Springs field. As the principal geothermal force station it has a territory of around 30 square kilometers.

: Lhasa

: • 87 Km’s long • Surrounded by green valley • Water temperature varies from 30 to 84 degrees centigrade

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang signifies 'Place of Buddha'. Situated in the focal point of old Lhasa city, Jokhang Monastery is the prime seat of the Gelugpa (Yellow) Branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It was initially implicit 647 AD. Jokhang Temple is the profound focal point of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan Buddhist pioneers. Through ni It is said the site was picked actually by the wife of King Songtsan Gampo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng.
The princess saw Wutang, a lake in Lhasa, to be a "fiend's heart", a wellspring of abhorrence, and had it filled in and the sanctuary based on the site to balance insidious strengths.

: Central Lhasa, 2 km (1.5 miles) east of the Potala Palace, in the middle of the Barkhor Street circuit.

Best time to visit
: Anytime in the year

: • Life-Sized Sitting Buddha Statue • Tibetan New Year Celebration • Barkhor Street • Lhasa Mosque • Ramoche Temple • The Potala Palace.

Meru Monastry

Another attraction in Tibet which is a must see for you is the Meru Nyingpa Monastry. Meru Nyingpa is an unassuming monastery settled profound inside the complex back streets and whitewashed dividers of the old Barkor neighborhood. Its history comes to back to the establishing of the Jokhang, to the starting point of Budhhism in Tibet. The Jokhang, housed inside the bigger complex of the Tsuklakkhang, is a notable structure and the focal church of the Tibetan Buddhist world.

Highlights: The religious community is swarmed with Tibetans thumbing prayer beads or chanting prayer. Another fascinating element of the religious community is one of a kind devout complex situated inside the focal point of Lhasa. The structure of Meru Nyingpa contains the components that portray the quintessential Tibetan Buddhist religious community.

Location: Meru Nyingpa Monastery is located in the Barkor area at the heart of the old city of Lhasa.

Price: The entry to this monastery is free of cost.