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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 2 weeks ago

A beautiful monastery located way up at the end of a valley. Very few foreign visitors and lots of local worshipers. The climb is exhausting with the lack of air but worth it as all the small Temples built into caves are beautiful.

Thank jim f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed Drak Yerpa Monastry very much. Small, high up on the mountain. Not a major tourist attraction, so very few people around, making it a very peaceful place with great mountain views. Recommended if you have the time - it's about 1-hour drive from...More

Thank OddNob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be prepared for some walking up slopes as you visit the various caves where monks meditated. It is up on a hill and has nice views of the areas below. Interesting for a visit.

Thank sowmai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 2km trek is short enough for non-trekkers to experience walking at high altitude (about 4,400m). To experience the breathlessness associated with trekking.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Stupa at parking lot. Delicious tourist restaurant on 2nd floor: beautiful meditation caves that require steep one hour hike uphill. Caves for 7th c King and some 11th c masters. Resembles Tigers Nest in Bhutan, on the side of the mountain

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

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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

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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