Lhasa to Drak Yerpa Caves—Day Trip
Drak Yerpa, Caves of Mystical Realization, lies about two hours northeast of Lhasa. Built on the limestone cliffs of the Yerpa Valley, this area is renowned for its historic complex of temples and 108 meditation and retreat caves, some of which date from the earliest period of Buddhism in Tibet. Filled with Buddhist history, Drak Yerpa is home to a small community of monks. At an altitude of about 4000 m/13,023 ft., the view from Drak Yerpa is spectacular and inspiring. One can feel the past mingling with the present.