Nugong Monastery in Saga County, Shigatse

Chinese Name: 努贡寺
English Name: Nugong Monastery in Saga County, Shigatse
Location: Located in the Saga County, Shigatse, Tibet Autonomous Region
Admission Fee: Free
Opening Hours: All Day

About Nugong Monastery

Located in the southeast of Saga County of Tibet Autonomous Region, it was founded in 1182 and is a monastery of the Ningma sect of Tibetan Buddhism which is 104 kilometers away from the county seat. In 2013, The People’s Government of the Saga County made a tender for the construction project of Buzha Monastery, Kuyu Monastery, Nugong Monastery and Toqing Monastery.

 Attraction Transportation:

Saga County Transportation

You can choose either self-driving traveling or take public transportation. According to your beginning place, there may be different ways to go to Saga County. There are two main lines available below.

  • Lhasa- Shigatse- Saga County

You can reach Lhasa by air or train. Then take a bus to Saga County.

  • Shigatse- Saga County

You can also take a specific train to Shigatse and take a bus to Saga County.

Attraction Travel Tips:

  1. Traveling Hours: 1.5 – 2 hours
  2. Traveling Seasons: All seasons 
  3. High Altitude Sickness Avoiding: Bring enough water or drinks, fruits and snacks with high caloric content.
  4. Pay attention to prepare some cold weather gear like a hat, gloves, a scarf and a thick winter coat.
  5. The Border Permit is required to enter the mountain; as it is less convenient to apply for one in Tibet, it is suggested to obtain the permit ahead of the travelling.
  6. Pay attention to respect the Tibetan local customs in the monastery.