Tibet - Tsang (Chapter)
This is the Tsang chapter from Lonely Planet's Tibet guidebook.
Tsang offers a great variety of sights and activities from hardcore treks in the Everest region to a smorgasbord of ancient Tibetan monasteries and historic towns. And the ride either up or down from Nepal is a border crossing for the ages.
- scale the ruins and mighty cliffs of Shegar Dzong, a fort and monastery in the Himalayan shadows
- bBe awed by the spectacular Friendship highway as it drops over 2500m in elevation from high altitude La Lung-la to the sub-tropical climes of Zhāngmù
- climb the dazzling Gyantse Kumbum, a monumental chörten with mural-filled chapels
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Yamdrok-Tso, Ralung Monastery, Gyantse, Yungdrungling Monastery, Shigatse, Phuntsoling Monastery & Jonang Kumbum, Sakya, Lhatse, Baber & Shegar, Tingri, Nyalam & around and Zhāngmù (Dram) & around.
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