Shigatse is located in the southwest of Qinghai-Tibet plateau, with Ngari Prefecture in the west, Nagqu in the north and Lhasa in the east. There are several sights around Shigatse. The north slope of Mount Everest is located in Tingri County, Shigatse, which is the highest peak in the world. Built along the mountain, Tashilhunpo Monastery has always been the residence of the Panchen Lama.
Shigatse must be added to your travel plan of Tibet! And in order to well prepare your Tibet tour, you must know the accommodation conditions in Shigatse. Our article here will introduce the most popular Shigatse hotels.
Currently, in Shigatse, you can’t expect the very luxury hotels. The best hotels have just four stars. But there are plenty of affordable and comfortable hotels for your choice. To make sure your ideal accommodation, the best 6 hotels in Shigatse are going to be introduced in detail. First of all, for tourists who prefer better hotel environment and service, the following two hotels might meet your expectation.
Decorated with unique Tibetan hotels, Qomo Langzong Hotel is a 4-star hotel, which is the best one in Shigatse. Within 8 minutes, you can walk to Tashilhunpo Monastery. The hotel offers a presidential suite with the highest altitude in the world, guest rooms with glass ceiling for star-watching, rooms themed on post-Tibet culture and rooms with the theme of tea.
Price Range : $104 - $104 (based on average rates for a standard room)
Hotel Amenities : ATM, Oxygen supply system, room service, 24-hour front desk service, free WiFi, daily housekeeping, luggage storage, air conditioning, restaurant, breakfast in the room, bar, sun terrace, garden, etc.
Location : Intersection of Shanghai Middle Road and Zhufeng Road, Shigatse
Hotel Surroundings : Tashilhunpo Monastery (8 mins walk), Dicos
Shigatse Shandong Hotel is a Tibetan style 3-star hotel and is well equipped with many facilities, including a restaurant, a bar and the most advanced central air conditioner. Every rooms offer TV, refrigerater and oxygen supplier. A buffet breakfast is included in the rate. And there are English-speaking staffers ready to help you.
Price Range : $85 - $100 (based on average rates for a standard room)
Hotel Amenities : bar, restaurant, breakfast in the room, foot bath, steam room, free WiFi, baggage storage, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk service, shoeshine, ironing service, air conditioning, room service, etc.
Location : No.102 Shandong Road, Shigatse
Hotel Surroundings : Tashilhunpo Monastery (15 mins walk), Xigezi Pedestrian Street
Compared with the above star hotels, the following two hotels offer travelers clean and comfortable rooms, and the price is more cost-effective.
Tashi Choe Ta Hotel is run and managed by Tibetans. This is a traditional Tibetan style hotel and all the staff are Tibetans. A gift shop is set in the hotel, you can find various featured souvenirs. Restaurant offers good-tasted Tibetan food and drink. And At the end of the daytime trip, you can have a drink in the bar.
$70 - $80 (based on average rates for a standard room)
Hotel Amenities : ATM, bar, snack bar, restaurant, garden, gift shop, breakfast in the room, free WiFi, baggage storage, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk service, shoeshine, air conditioning, room service, etc.
Location : No. 2 Xueqiang Road, Shigatse
Hotel Surroundings : Tashilhunpo Monastery (10 mins walk)
Shigatse Gesar Hotel offers clean and comfortable Tibetan-style guestrooms, each decorated with thangka of Gesar Ling. And you are assured of necessary amenities, such as flat-screen TV, 24-hour hot water, broadband Internet, air conditioning, etc. It is close to the major shopping center, transportation hubs and banks in Shigatse.
$40 - $50 (based on average rates for a standard room)
Hotel Amenities : restaurant, tea house, sauna room, free WiFi, baggage storage, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk service, 24-hour hot water, air conditioning, laundry service, etc.
Location : No. 6 Longjiang Middle Road, Shigatse
Hotel Surroundings : Tashilhunpo Monastery (20 mins walk), BoLaTu Coffee
Hostels are more suitable to those who travel alone and have a limited budget. Some budget hostels provide travelers comfortable and warm environment. People from all countries get together to chat and play, which can be a very special experience in your whole life.
The Phuntsok Khangsang International Youth Hostel in Shigatse is a budget hotel. Comfortable and clean guestrooms are offered. There are various types of rooms such as the environment-friendly space capsule. The hostel provides travelers with garden, coffee bar, rooftop tea house, etc.
$10 - $30
Hotel Amenities : free WiFi, tea house, baggage storage, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk service, 24-hour hot water, air conditioning, etc.
Location : No. 12 Puzhang Road, Shigatse
Hotel Surroundings : Tashilhunpo Monastery (10 mins walk)
Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.
1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?
2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?
Dear Ms. Ho***,
Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards
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