Drak Yerpa is an ancient monastery situated on a hillside in Dagzê County. It is a short drive from Lhasa, Tibet to the east. It is also known as Yerpa, DaYerpa, Trayerpa, and Brag Yer-Pa. This place is also home to numerous ancient meditation caves. The caves are nestled in the remarkable limestone cliffs.
An ancient sky burial is also there in the opposite of the main caves. This Drak Yerpa monastery used to serve as a summer residence for the Gyuto Lhasa Tantric College. For spiritual practice, these caves are used by monks and hermits. In the vicinity, there is Guru Rinpoche Cave and the statue of Guru Rinpoche, the Statue of Emperor Songstan Gampo. Gesar’s Arrow Hole is another famous sighting. From here witness the breathtaking landscapes and stunning mountain views.
Drak Yerpa Monastery
Guru Rinpoche’s Cave
Statue of Guru Rinpoche
Statue of Emperor Songstan Gampo
Gesar’s Arrow Holes
Sky Burial Site