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In the middle of the 7th century, Songtsan Gampo and his team built Drak-Yerpa for his wife. Songstan Gampo (604-650) was the 33rd king of the Yarlung Dynasty. And he was the first emperor of a united Tibet. It was said that there were 108 caves at...more
40 km outside of Lhasa, Lhasa, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drak Yerpa is a climb but one of the most beautiful temples/monasteries in the clouds and on the mountain side in Tibet. It's located approximately 35km outside of Lhasa but a definite "must see" site while in Tibet. I loved it and it reminded me...More

Thank Jeffrey A
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The visit to Drak Yerpa was on the last day of a 10 day trip. It turned out that this was no mistake on the part of the tour company (tibetanguide.com). Even having visited Everest Base Camp the walk was pretty hard. Don't underestimate the...More

Thank HoboChangMa
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

This is a very sacred site for local Tibetans, but it’s a bit out of the way from Lhasa. There is a public bus from Lhasa that takes locals here. But best if you come in a private car with your guide. On the way,...More

Thank LuvtoSafari
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Very interesting experience that you cannot get in Lhasa. Many temples on the mountain, old caves, stunning views. Located a little higher than Lhasa, so some acclimatizing prior to visit would help.

Thank galinamf
Reviewed 4 September 2017

stip climbe, but the view is amaizing, and the place is beutiful. combines natere with monastery. a lovley spot

Thank AnatHadash
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Located in northeast of Lhasa. Altitude is 4,885m. There are no crowded people there. You can feel peaceful.

Thank 04072013
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was an unplanned trip on our last day in Lhasa. It was supposed to be rest day in the City before leaving Tibet, but we decided to ask about other options and our guide recommended this trip. It was probably an hour or so...More

1  Thank gcap_11
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This site gives the visitors a insight to the caves where ancient yogis of Tibet meditated.A site worth visiting.

Thank sonamdhondup
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Less than an hour outside of Lhasa and worth the trip if you've seen the closer in monasteries. It involves a pretty steep climb so be prepared. There is a very traditional tea house on premises that is very dirty, but interesting.

Thank MGStickler
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Once you are in Lhasa try to rent a car and escape the crowds to Drak Yerpa Monastery. You will be delighted by the atmosphere and the view from the mountain. Its a bit hard to walk all the stairs but worth the effort. Plan...More

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18 November 2016|
Response from Bill L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for long delay in response. There are no regular tours or local transport to this site. As all foreign travelers must be accompanied by a guide you should be able to arrange this directly with your guide or through... More