Welcome to Tingri
The village of Tingri (དིང་རི་; 定日; Dìngrì or Tingri Gankar) comprises a gritty kilometre-long strip of restaurants, guesthouses, loose cattle and truck-repair workshops lining the Friendship Hwy. Generally called Old Tingri, it overlooks a sweeping plain bordered by towering Himalayan peaks (including Everest) and is a common overnight stop for tours heading to or from western Tibet or Nepal, as well as climbing groups coming and going from the nearby peaks. On clear days there are stunning views of Cho Oyu from Tingri. Pretty much a one-street town, Hwy 318 juts through town, where you'll find all of the hotels and restaurants.