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Tingri

Home to only 500 inhabitants, Tingri, located in southern Tibet, is often used as a base for adventurers seeking to climb Mount Everest. In the past, Tingri was a vital trading post, where Sherpas from Nepal bartered iron, rice, and grain for Tibetan wool, salt, and livestock. Present-day Tingri is a beautiful town, surrounded by light blue skies, rapid rivers fed by snowmelt, grassy meadows, and flourishing wildlife.
Home to only 500 inhabitants, Tingri, located in southern Tibet, is often used as a base for adventurers seeking to climb Mount Everest. In the past, Tingri was a vital trading post, where Sherpas from Nepal bartered iron, rice, and grain for Tibetan wool, salt, and livestock. Present-day Tingri is a beautiful town, surrounded by light blue skies, rapid rivers fed by snowmelt, grassy meadows, and flourishing wildlife.

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Milarepa’s Cave

Outside Nyalam lies Milarepa’s Cave, named for and dedicated to the great 11th-century Tibetan Buddhist philosopher. Overlooking the hidden valley of Lapchi Gang, the cave offers picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. Within the cave itself stands a shrine to Milarepa, containing icons of the sage, as well as a holy handprint. The adjacent monastery houses seven monks, two of whom serve as guards.

Nyalam

From Tingri, another highly scenic eight-hour drive takes you past Nyalam, an ancient trading outpost, to Zhangmu near the Nepal border. The route offers stunning views of both Mount Everest and Mount Shishapangma; at 26,289 feet (8,012 meters), Shishapangma is the 14th-highest peak in the world, and the last of the 8,000 meter peaks to be scaled by man.

Sakya

Stop en route to explore Sakya, a small town centered around its main attraction, the imposing Sakya Monastery. After Tibet was absorbed as a fiefdom of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century, Sakya became the capital of Tibet. Today, remnants of Mongol influence can still be seen in the architecture of Sakya’s remaining southern monastery – including a giant wooden pillar, reputedly a gift from Kublai Khan. In addition, the temple’s many relics and murals are a vivid testament to the long history of Tibetan Buddhism in Sakya.

Shigatse to Tingri

Drive approximately eight hours from Shigatse to Tingri, along the way crossing the nearly 15,000-foot Tsuo La pass and the 17,000-foot Lhakpa La pass.

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