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Drak Yerpa

40 km outside of Lhasa, Lhasa, China
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“prayer flags” (9 reviews)
“hour trip” (2 reviews)
“nice walk” (2 reviews)
40 km outside of Lhasa, Lhasa, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank pavlusssa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is less crowded as the Ganden Monastery and is mostly frequented by locals and not foreign tourists. A bit of a hike up, but if you go slowly and steady this is the most genuine of experiences. We each took a foldable mountain walking...More

Thank DeluxeGypsie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking is not easy but the scenery makes it worthwhile. If you are in Lhasa you should not miss this opportunity to visit this authentic place.

Thank Elisa K
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Seriously why is this place not on more itineraries ? Then again I'm glad it isn't because the calm away from the tourist crowds is part of the magic of the place. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves - but I will also say...More

Thank Nikki H
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Padmasambhava or the Lotus Buddha has meditated in 8 caves during his human lifetime. This is the most important one. Why ? This is the mountain with 108 caves nested in the body of the Green Tara mountain. This is where both the Daila Lama...More

Thank rebecca w
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I highly recommend this place, even though it's not yet popular to tourists in Tibet. Couldn't believe my eyes here! A big surrounding is the gorgeous snow mountains and valley (see my pictures). The temple is spreading over the mountain, with lots of pagodas scattering...More

Thank Yao-Li W
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

As the reviews correctly said, this monastery is a bit outside Lhasa but known for its cave temples. The elevation at 4800m is reached via steps that can take you by surprise but the throngs of devotees tell you the significance of the place. There...More

Thank WWTraveller26
Reviewed 7 October 2016

An monastery designed and spread out on the mountain side. Beautiful views and fresh air. Little caves dug into the mountains creating little alcoves of spiritual/ praying space. As the area is spread out on along the mountain side, it was less crowded with masses...More

Thank TravelBugMalaysia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Interesting destination, few visitors when we were there, making it a slightly off-the-beaten-path destination. Sadly, much of the Drak Yerpa was destroyed during the cultural revolution. Definitely worth a visit if you're well acclimatized (Drak Yerpa is built on a hill, so you have to...More

Thank weige89
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Interesting monastery with multiple temples and buildings built into caves on the side of the mountain. The hike up can be strenuous especially if you have recently arrived at altitude in Lhasa and/or just climbed the Potala Palace. The real attraction for our group was...More

Thank Bill L
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What transportation is available to Drak Yerpa from Lhasa? Cost of transportation to Drak Yerpa? Thank you.
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