Tingri (Old Tingri) at 4,360m is a picturesque little town of Tibetan homes, in the middle of wide sweeping plains formed by Bum-chu or Arun river, that overlooks the towering peaks of Everest and Cho Oyu. On the hill overlooking the Tingri, there is ruins of Tingri Dzong (fort) destroyed in Nepali invasion of late 18th century. From the rooftops, there are memorable views of entire Everest range, particularly beautiful during the full moon nights.
It is about 182kms/5-6 hours drive from Zangmu, the Nepal border. There is a hot spring bathing faccilities 12kms west of Dingri at Tsamda. Further drive/walk across the Gyachu brings you to Langkor village and temple, which is one of the most important pilgrimage places in the region. It was here that Yogin Padampa Singye disseminated the teaching of Chod and Zhije to his female disciple Machik Lhabdron for the first time.