Tingri County Dining

Tingri County, located on Sino-Nepal Friendship Hwy in the southern Tibet, covers an area of 14,000 square kilometers. It is bordered on the south by the main range of the Himalayas. It is known for the world's highest monastery, Rongbuk,and its spectacular views of four famous mountains over 8,000m above sea level in this county, that is, Mt. Everest (also known as Qomolangma), Makalu, Cho Oyo and Lhotse, which comprise four of the six highest mountains in the world. Therefore, Tingri is often used as a base by mountain climbers preparing to ascend Mount Everest or Cho Oyu.

What to Eat in Tingri 

● Beef牛肉

Tibetan people’s origin is the nomadic tribe, so the cattle and other animals can be seen almost everywhere. So, the beef is the main food in Tibetan people’s table. Beef here is much more tasty than beef of other places since cattle here can ramble freely.

● Mutton羊肉

Mutton is another specialty in Shigatse. Honestly speaking, the mutton is also the main food of Tibetan people, which is the same as the beef. The meet of sheep and goat is different, so before you order the dishes, you can tell the restaurant what kind of meat you want to eat.

● Tingmo馍馍

Tingmo is a type of steamed bun or bread. It is usually served along with other foods but sometimes it is stuffed with meat or cheese. This is a good choice to stow your belly when you are very hungry.

● Tsampa糌粑

Tsampa is known as the national food of Tibet. Tibetan paoplae may have this everyday. It is usually made of ground barley flour and often mixed with butter or yak butter tea.

What to Drink in Tingri 

● Yogurt(酸奶)

This kind of yogurt is different from the yogurt sold in the convenient store. One who fails to taste the yogurt is not a guy who has been to Tibetan.

● Sweat tea(茶)

We tend to say the Barhkor Street is the heartland of Lhasa, if so, we could say that sweet tea is the blood vessel maintaining the life of Tibet.  It is hard to imagine how many locals run a sweet tea store along the Barhkor Street, so, you can not miss the chance to have a cup of sweet tea.

● Chong(青稞酒)

 A type of beer made from barley. It is served either at room temperature or very hot.

● Coffee(咖啡)

Most tourists who come from western countries are fond of having a cup of coffee to refresh themselves. Luckily, here are cafe as well, so tourists can enjoy their free time in the cafe.

● Yak Butter Tea酥油茶

Locally known as Po Cha, yak butter tea is made from yak butter, tea leaves, and salt. It is served hot.

Where to Eat in Tingri 

● Tingri Sunshine restaurant(定日阳光饭店)

This is a grand restaurant, here, you can not also have famous Tibetan food but also replenish the food that you may need before you begin your climb. So, you had better let you yourself have a good meal hare.

Address:Tingri 318, Shigatse.日喀则市定日县318国道附近


● Tingri Lamucuo Restaurant(定日拉木措饭店)

This restaurant is very close to the Sunshine Restaurant. This restaurant will      be another choice. More importantly, this restaurant will also fulfill your need of having great meal.

Address: Tingri 318, Shigatse.日喀则市定日县318国道

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