Shigatse is located on the southwest of Tibetan Plateau. The average altitude is over 4000 meters. The city was built six hundred years ago. It is the second largest city in Tibet. It is the center of politics, religion and culture in.
There is a lot of sunshine in Shigatse. The climate is mild. It can be visited all year round. The best time to visit Mt. Everest is during April and June.
The temperature differs a lot between day and night. Bring some warm clothes.
Attractions in Shigatse
|Mt Everest||Base Camp||Tashihunpo Monastery|
|Karuola Glacier||Rongbuk Monastery|
The average altitude of Shigatse is 3800 meters. It is neither too hot or too cold in Shigatse. The average temperature is 2-12℃ in the coldest month and 10-18℃ in the hottest month. It usually rains during July and August.
Restaurants in Shigatse is a lot like in Lhasa. There are many tibetan restaurants with local cuisine. If you are not used to tibetan food, there are also other restaurants available.
Transportation of Shigatse
Shigatse airport is located 43 kilometers away from the downtown. So far, only flights between Chengdu and Shigatse are available. There are trains between Lhasa and Shigatse. Tourists may arrive at Lhasa first and then transfer to Shigatse.
How to get to Shigatse from Lhasa
There are trains available from Lhasa to Shigatse. It takes about 2-3 hours to take a train from Lhasa to Shigatse. Ticket fare from CNY40. Long-distance buses are also very convenient. Long-distance buses from Lhasa to Shigatse is available from Lhasa Bus Station. It takes about five and a half hours.