Xigatse (prefecture)

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Xigatse prefecture (日喀则地区; Rìkāzé Dìqū) is in Central Tibet. It has numerous places of interest for tourists, and has good public transportation by Tibetan standards.

Cities, Towns, & Villages[edit]

  • Xigatse - the capital, and the only real city in the prefecture.
  • Gyantse - the fourth largest city in Tibet. Home to a famous stupa.
  • Dram - town located at Nepal border
  • Drongpa
  • Lhatse - a minor town with little tourist interest, but important as a transportation hub as it is final destination for all public transportation in the direction of Mount Kailash and Nepal. There are a few guest houses and several shops.
  • Nyalam - site of 'Milarepa's cave'.
  • Sakya - a large village with an important old monastery.
  • Shelkar - launching point for the landrover trip to Qomolangma National Nature Reserve.
  • Tingri - the closest town on the "highway" to Nepal and Mount Everest. It offers a wide, but simple choice of accommodation and is a good place to view Mount Everest. With camping equipment, it's also possible to trek to Everest back camp - a journey of about four days.

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  • Nyalam Pelgyeling Monastery, 10 km north of the village of Nyalam. A monastery built around a cave where the enlightened yogi Milarepa (1040-1123) and his disciple Rechungpa spent many years in meditation.

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