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An impoverished settlement with a breathtaking view of the world's highest peaks, Tingri is the favored starting point for those wishing to walk to Everest Base Camp, and a common overnight stop between Kathmandu and Lhasa. A row of white-tiled houses and shops to the west of town represents the Han section of the settlement. Magnificent views of Everest may be gained from the ruins of the late-18th-century Tingri Dzong, spread across a hill south of town.

Reasons to visit
Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mt. Everest, meaning Mother Goddess of the Universe in Tibetan, is the highest peak in the world. Standing at 8848 meters (29028 feet), snow capped throughout the year, she lies at the border between China and Nepal. The North Col of Everest is located in Tinggri (Shegar). Massive glaciers and seracs feature a thrilling splendor. The peak has been a holy climbing attraction for world's mountaineers. A 78-kilometer (48-mile) trek leads to Rongbuk Monastery, which is the highest monastery on the earth. Its altitude is 5,100 meters (16728 feet). The monastery was founded in 1899, as a Nyingmapa monastery, it was said that once Padmasambhava, founder of Nyingmapa, proceeded his religious cultivation here. The monastery, having 8 sub-monasteries including a nunnery, was destroyed in the Cultural Revolution, is gradually being restored. It houses Lamas and nuns in the same monastery.

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Festive celebrations
Losar or “New Year” is celebrated in the month of February by the Tibetans. Karma Durba (Bathing Week) is celebrated in August/ September. During the festival, the Lhasa inhabitants flock to the waters of the Kyi Chu River (which literally means “Changing the stars”) in the belief that if they bathe all week, they will drive evil spirits from their bodies and enjoy good health in the following year. Gyanste Damang (Gyantse Horse Racing and Archery), celebrated in May/June, honours the Tibetan marksmanship while riding at full tilt. Horse riding and archery competitions are held during this festival. Samye Dholdhe Festival is celebrated in the month of June, as pilgrims and monks from distant monasteries journey to Samye to watch masked dances and obtain blessings of Buddha. Zabling Chi Sang (World Incense Day) is a special day dedicated to pray for peace in the world. Ganden Khi-khu (Ganden Thangka Festival) is celebrated in July to honor the founder of the Gelugpa sect.