Lhagang Grasslands & Monastery

Lagang Monastery

Lhagang is a great place to experience the authentic nomadic culture of Tibet. Famous for its grasslands that are excellent for hiking, camping and the summer horse festivals, its rich green pastures are home to many Tibetan nomads and their ranging herds of yak. You can trek by foot or horseback under the snow peaks of Mount Zhara Latse or visit the historic Lhagang Monastery. The first monastery to be built in Kham, it houses a Jowo Shakyamuni statue believed to have the same blessings as the Jowo (Shakyamuni Buddha) statue in the Jokhang in Lhasa.