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A three-hour drive from Gyantse, Shigatse is home to the Tashilhunpo Monastery.

Tashilunpo Monastery This former seat of the Panchen Lama is famed for its striking buildings, including the Maitreya Chapel — dominated by a 26-metre statue of the Future Buddha — and the Tomb of the Fourth Panchen Lama.

The town is renowned for its skilled carpet weavers and we also suggest a walk around the colourful fruit and vegetable markets.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Shigatse

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Shigatse, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Shigatse

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    Places near Shigatse

    Accommodation choices for Shigatse

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Shigatse. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Hotel Manasarovar, Shigatse

      Hotel Manasarovar


      Hotel Manasarovar is a new and thoughtfully decorated hotel with a very warm atmosphere. Its rooms are pleasantly furnished with some nice Tibetan touches.

    • Suite, Shigatse Hotel, Shigatse

      Shigatse Hotel


      This is a modern, Chinese built hotel situated on the outskirts of Shigatse and a good base to explore the nearby Tashilhunpo Monastery.