Lhasa City Travel Guide

November,17 2020 0 Comments

Lhasa city, the holy city on the third pole of the world, is always the first stop for all most every Tibet tour. Before you arrive in the beautiful capital city of Tibet Autonomous Region, you may have a lot of questions, such as what you must see and how to make the most use of your days in Lhasa. The weather of Lhasa city in four seasons, the altitude of this city on Tibet plateau, the hotels to stay, the food to eat…there are so many things you want to know before you go.

To help you get a better understanding about Lhasa city, here we offer the ultimate guide for all tourists coming to Lhasa. You can check the details as below, or contact us if you have any further questions.

Top Things to Do in Lhasa

Visit Potala Palace in Lhasa Visit Potala Palace in Lhasa

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about Lhasa city? It is the Potala Palace. As the symbol of Lhasa city, as well as Tibet, Potala Palace is always the top thing to see in every Lhasa city tour. Besides the red and the while palaces on the centre of Lhasa city, there are also many other religious sites in this city, such as the famous Jokhang Temple, the Sera Monastery and the Drepung Monastery, where you can not only learn more about the Tibetan Buddhist, but also meet the sacred Tibetan pilgrims.

In fact, there are more to experience when you visit Lhasa. To experience the local Tibetan life in a traditional Tibetan tea house at the corner of the narrow street, to enjoy a light trekking tour in the countryside, or explore another side of this city at night…there are many things to do in Lhasa. Come to see it by your own and find out the best Lhasa.

Top Things to Do during Your Lhasa City Tour

How to Get to Lhasa

train to Lhasa Taking the Tibet Train to Lhasa

Nowadays, it is easy to get to Lhasa by air, by train or by land. There are daily flights to Lhasa from Chengdu, Xining, Beijing, Shanghai and some other major cities in mainland China. Also, there is an international flight from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa. So the most convenient way is to get to mainland China, or Nepal from your country first, and then get into the mysterious land.

For many tourists, taking a Tibet train via the Qinghai-Tibet railway is also an important part of their dream tour to Tibet. Now, there are seven railway routes to Lhasa from Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Xining, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Lanzhou. All trains to Tibet are equipped with soft sleepers, hard sleepers, dining cars, washrooms and oxygen supply systems.

The most challenge way to get to Lhasa is by overland through the highways to Tibet. There are four major highways to Tibet from Xining, Chengdu, Kunming and Yecheng, and the Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway connecting Lhasa and Kathmandu.

When is the Best Time to visit Lhasa

Lhasa City in Spring The Photo of Potala Palace taken in Lhasa city in Spring

Spring and Autumn months are always said to be the best time to visit Tibet. In fact, you can visit Lhasa city all year round for different scenes. Even the winter in Lhasa is actually warmer than many places in China. You can check the detailed information of the weather in Lhasa and choose your favorite time to go.

Where to Stay in Lhasa

Lhasa St.Regis Hotel St.Regis Hotel - One of the Top Luxury Hotels in Lhasa

There are many hotels in Lhasa for you to choose, from the luxury 5-star hotels to the budget guesthouses. Some of the hotels and guesthouses are located in the Lhasa Old Town, while others in the modern area of Lhasa. So while you are thinking about where to live in Lhasa, you should compare the price, the living conditional, as well as the location of the hotel.

Our local travel experts, with years of experience, will help you choose the best place to live. Just contact us and tell us your requirement, we will recommend the best hotel for you.

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