Travel Guide - Shegar Dzong & Shegar Chode Monastery
Posted by ugfanfan on January 20th, 2015
Shegar (also known as New Tingri, but not to be confused with Tingri) is reached by turning off the Friendship Hwy at Baber and heading 7km northwest. It’s worth a visit for the ruins of Shegar Dzong (Crystal Fort), once the capital of the Tingri region. The remains of the dzong’s defensive walls snake incredibly over the pinnacle that looms over town. A 2km kora trail leads up from the western side of town to the top of the impossibly steep crag. Along the way you can see Mt Everest in the distance. Morning light is best for taking photographs.
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