New Tingri / Shegar / Shekar
|Province||Tibet Autonomous Region|
|Elevation||4,330 m (14,210 ft)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC+8)|
Shelkar or Shelkar Dzong or Shekar (Shelkhar = "white crystal", Tibetan: ཤེལ་དཀར་), also called "New Tingri", is the administrative centre for Tingri County, Shigatse Prefecture in southern Tibet.
Shelkar is famous for the Shelkar Chode Monastery, founded in 1266 by a Kagyu lama, but it has been a Gelugpa monastery since the 17th century, and formerly had some 300 monks. Although dismantled by the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution, the assembly hall has been rebuilt, and there is an active branch monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal.
Gateway to Everest
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- Photograph of Shekar Dzong in 1924 at The Bentley Beetham Collection
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