Welcome to Sakya


In recent years Sakya has transformed from a village into a town and the area around the monastery has been developed by a private company to include a huge parking lot and a hefty entry fee, but Sakya still feels off the grid.

The town is southwest of Shigatse, about 25km off the Southern Friendship Hwy, accessed via a half-paved road through a pretty farming valley.


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$1950 Outdoor Activities

15 Days Mt Kailash Trek Group Tour

Day 1 Lhasa Arrival Welcome to Lhasa! Today upon your Lhasa arrival, you will be greeted by your Tibetan guide and escorted to hotel. Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa Day 2 Lhasa City (B) Today you will visit the famous Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street. Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa Day 3 Lhasa City (B) Today you will visit Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery and enjoy the debate. Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa Day 4 Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Gyangtse - Shigatse (B) Drive to Gyangtse via Kamba-La Pass (4794m) and visit the beautiful Yamdrok Lake for great highland lake view. Continue drive to Shigatse for overnight. Accommodations: Overnight in Shigatse Day 5 Shigatse - Everest Base Camp (B) Today we will drive to Rongbuk Monastery, which is only 10km away from the Everest Base Camp, where you will witness spectacular high plateau views. Accommodations: Overnight at dorm tent of Everest Day 6 Everest Base Camp - Saga   Get up early, you can enjoy the stunning sunrise at the top of the world. Then drive to Mt. Everest Base Camp [5200m] and touch the roof of the world. Drive to Saga for overnight. Accommodations: Overnight in Saga Day 7 Saga - Darchen (B) Drive  to Manasarover (4558m), along the wide valley following rivers and grazing land of yaks and sheep. Overnight at local guesthouse. Accommodations: Overnight in guesthouse of Darchen Day 8 Darchen - Drirapuk (Trek Day1) Today we will trek 22km from Darchen to Dirapuk. Accommodations: Overnight in guesthouse of Drirapuk Day 9 Dirapuk Monastery - Zutulpuk Monastery (Trek Day 2) Today we trek to Zutulpuk via Drolma la pass (5630m) and Gauri Kund Lake (5608m). Accommodations: Overnight in guesthouse of Zutulpuk Day 10 Dzultripuk - Darchen (Trek Day3) Today, we will go through Milarepa's cave and walk back to Darchen. At the ending point of the valley, the driver will come to pick you and take you back to Darchen. Accommodations: Overnight in guesthouse of Darchen Day 11 Darchen - Saga Drive back along the main road to Saga for overnight. Accommodations: Overnight in guesthouse of Saga Day 12 Saga / Lhatse Today we will drive from Saga to Lhatse. Accommodations: Overnight in guesthouse of Lhatse Day 13 Lhatse- Shigatse Drive to Sakya to visit ancient Sakya town and explore the twisting alleys with the pilgrims, then drive back to Shigatse. Accommodations: Overnight in Shigatse Day 14 Shigatse - Lhasa (B) This morning you will visit Tashilumpo Monastery and then drive back to Lhasa. Accommodations: Overnight in Lhasa Day 15 Lhasa Departure (B) Today our guide will send you to train station or airport for your next destination. Your lifetime Tibet tour is completed now.