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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 3 October 2018 via mobile

Above 4200m this temple is unique. Meditation caves, Beautiful statues, Stoning views, Monks praying... A must see

Thank mykimc
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you physically (see warning at end of review) can, you should visit this site. It's basically a series of 650-yr old small buildings and temples built over holy caves. The caves were (we were told) used by Buddhist masters for meditation and, in one...More

Thank bahjr
Reviewed 26 September 2018

about 30km far of the Lhasa city ,the Drak yerpa hermitage is one of the a holiest cave In Tibet.the cave sited around 4300m altitude.

Thank tibetanstravel
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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 30 August 2018

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 28 August 2018

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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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