The Drigung Valley - Lhasa, Tibet

The Drigung Valley

Thanks Chris Jones for this favorite place.

The Drigung Valley; about 150kms and 2hrs drive out of Lhasa, is one my favorite places in Tibet.  Drigung is a beautiful alpine valley with small quaint villages, farmland and grasslands. Overlooking the valley is the majestic Drigung Til Monastery – home to one of the most famous sky burial sites in Tibet and home of the famous Drigung Kagyu Buddhist sect.  Up a side valley to the north is Tidrum Nunnery and hotsprings, a peaceful and powerful place where visitors can hike around the holy mountain explore the nunnery or experience the hotsprings.  In the summer months the rains fill the Drigung River and 2 days of fun whitewater rafting or kayaking can be had.  In the fall nomads come down from the summer pastures to prepare for the winter, filling the valley floor with herds of yaks. I return year after year to trek , horse ride, whitewater raft, or just soak in the hotsprings.

Comments are closed.

More favorite places

Mt. Nyenpo Yurtse Trek
Pabongkha Temple
Famous printing press
Canyons of Guge Kingdom
Sacred Mountain Amnye Machen
Home visits
Sho’La, The pass of Two Faces
Walking around Barkhor Square
Ghar Monastery, Kham Nangchen, Yushu Prefecture
Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland
Rawuk Tso alpine lake
Just driving through Tibet
The holy mountain Khawa Karpo
Overland Lhasa to Kathmandu via Kyriong
Favorite bird watching tour
Chomolangma (Mt. Everest) National Park
Village tour with meditation course
Best of Everest Basecamp
The Drigung Valley
Nangchen the ancient kingdom
Holy lake Yilung Latsho
Lakes and Mountains
Mount Kailash
Lhasa ancient pilgrimage circuit
Riding across the Tibetan Plateau
Kailash Kora
Nyenqentanglha Mountains, The Silent Guardian
Beautiful Yunnan Meili
Zhiduo the home land of wild animals, and the source of the Yellow and Yangzi rive
Wildlife adventure in East Tibet
Phenpo, an incredible valley
Nomad Adventure Tour on Gangya and Sogdzong (Henan) Grasslands
Yaks and butter tea trek
The grasslands of Amdo
Ghar Monastery, Kham Nangchen, Yushu Prefecture
Meru Nyingma temple
Beautiful cave murals in West Tibet
Jokhang in Lhasa
The road Eastwards
Revel in the tranquility of Dorphu valley
Genyen Mountain Trek
Cooking, cycling, trekking and meditation in Central Tibet
Favorite Flower Tour
Tibetan Medicinal Herb Journey
Horse races and nomads
Village life
Trola Range
Classic Amdo, A cultural adventure through Eastern Tibet
Three sacred mountains
Kora of Ganden Monastery

related listings

Kham Voyage

Kham Voyage is a Tibetan owned travel agency based in Chengdu, that focusses on the promotion of...

more

Khampa Caravan

Lobsang Dolma: "Based in the old town of Shangrila/Gyaltang in Northern Yunnan, our trips are...

more

Kham Utpala

The region of Kham in Eastern Tibet is known for its verdant grasslands, craggy mountains, and pure...

more