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Lhasa - Capital City of Tibet

07 March 2017 Last updated at 14:51
Potala Palace in Autumn

Potala Palace

Potala Palace is incredible, breathtaking, fascinating, historical and ...
Let’s go to find the rest of the sentence yourself!
Only the given words cannot form the real Potala Palace. It's not only the center of Lhasa, the house of treasure, or the winter palace of Dalai Lama, but also the start of your Tibet Travel, an essential part of your life journey.

Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple

Never miss the Jokhang Temple for a real discovery tour in the mysterious and sacred land.
As the house of the Buddha, Jokhang is the holiest destination for all Tibetan pilgrims; as the spiritual center of Tibet, Jokhang Temple is the perfect place for you to experience the devotion of Tibetans.
It is a real gateway to get close to the religious part of Tibet.

Overview of Barkhor Street

Barkhor Street

Whether you are there to take part in the religious rite, to do a bit of souvenir shopping, to eat Tibetan or Chinese Muslim food or just for simple site-seeing, the Barkhor Street area is one of the most fascinating and colorful places in all of Tibet.

Norbulingka Park in Lhasa - the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama


Norbulingka, which used to be the summer palace of Dalai Lama, now is waiting for you.
It is a marvelous combination of the traditional Tibetan architecture and nature scenes. Spending a pleasure afternoon here, to relax yourself in the pure land.

roof viewing of Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery

Drepung Monastery, one of the six great Gelukpa monasteries of Tibet, was once the largest monastery in the world with totally 10,000 monks there.
Taking an exploratory tour to the most popular monastery to discover the charm of devoted belief.

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Lhasa Tourism

Lhasa is the remote capital city of Tibet as well as the cultural, economic and religious center of whole Tibet Autonomous Region. For Tibetan buddhist, it is the holy land of authentic Tibetan Buddism. It is located in cetral area of Tibet, northern side of Himalaya Range.

Due to featured Buddhism culture and stunning plateau views, Lhasa has become one of the most popoulart travel destinations. Here you can touch closer to the most authentic Tibet Buddhism, explore splendid monasteries and enjoy amazing blue sky anf floating clouds. From Lhasa, you can travel to other popular regions, such as Namtso, Shigatse, Mount Everest, Nyingchi, Ngari, etc.

Our Travelers' Favorite Lhasa Tours

4 Days Holy City Lhasa Private Tour - Heart of Tibet

4 days and 3 nights from $429pp

On this classic journey, you explore the best attractions of Lhasa in 4 days. During your journey to the capital city of Tibet, you’ll not only visit the most sacred landmarks of Tibet, but also enjoy the peaceful living style and devoted Buddhist atmosphere.

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5 Days Lhasa & Local Life Discovery Tour

5 days and 4 nights from $498pp

If you are looking for an authentic experience where you can communicate with local Tibetans and learn about their daily lives, then this is the tour for you! This tour is a combination of a Lhasa tour and a day Tibetan village adventure. You will visit a village and talk to locals, then visit a local family and learn about their daily life, try home-made Tibetan food and milk tea.

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5 Days Lhasa & Holy Lake Namtso Tour

5 days and 4 nights from $626pp

Experience Tibet the way it is meant to be experienced.This trip is ideal for those with limited time but still want to see the major attractions in Tibet and be a bit adventurous. You will spend two days to explore the Lhasa landmarks first, such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, then take a day trip to the holy lake Namtso from Lhasa. During this tour, you not only experience th essence of Tibet, but also enjoy the beautiful landscape.

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5 Days Lhasa and Yamdrok Holy Lake Tour

5 days and 4 nights from $575pp

This tour covers the highlights of Lhasa City and the breathtaking lake view. After your landmarks-exploring in Lhasa, it would be pleasant to visit one of the most beautiful lakes. Among the three sacred lakes, Yamdrok Lake is much easier to get. Looking from the summit of Kamlala, you will get a stunning lake view of Yamdrok-tso which shapes like a coiling scorpion.

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6 Days Tour Tibetan History Trace Tour

6 days & 5 nights from $664pp

This tour will take you to trace the history and Tibetan Buddhism from “the cradle of Tibetan Civilization” Tsedang first where you will visit the first palace of Tibet - Yumbulakang, first monastery of Tibet - Samye. Then you will be transferred to Lhasa, visit the holy lake Yamdrok on route. Lhasa is the later political and Buddhist center of Tibet. In this tour, you won't miss any best sites - Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera, etc.

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6 Days Lhasa and Surrounding Tour

6 days and 5 nights from $713pp

Visiting the famous palaces and temples in Lhasa city is the classic traveling in Lhasa. Do you want to add some adventurous experience? - Stunning valleys and hot spring are waiting. In this tour, you won't miss the famous sites in Lhasa, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery. But the most special experience to discover the hidden ancient monasteries in the tranquil valleys. If you like, you will also enjoy a relaxing hotspring bath at Tidrum.

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7 Days Classic Lhasa Nyingchi Discovery Tour

7 days and 6 nights from $962pp

This tour is strongly recommended for those interested in natural landscape, an incredible tour into the eastern part of the mysterious Tibet to experience the contradiction of harsh landscape in Lhasa and the Switzerland view in Nyingchi - snow mountains, wild forests, pure lakes, flowers...

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7 Days Lhasa Namtso Memorable Circut Tour

7 days and 6 nights from $836pp

Dreamlike Tibet never fail to attract travelers with its incredible monasteries, sacred pilgrimage sites, literally breathtaking high-altitude scenery and friendly Tibetan people. This tour takes you to explore Tibet in a different way. Instead of visiting tourist bustling places, you will go to discover some hidden places which have preserved Tibet culture well. Spend one day in Lhasa to enjoy can’t-be-missed Potala Palace and monasteries, then transfer out of city to more than a hundred kilometers away where you will visit unique monasteries, villages and beautiful valleys. In the end, take a memorable trip to the sky lake - Holy Namtso Lake.

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8 Days Everest Base Camp Tour(Lhasa/Shigatse/Everest)

8 days and 7 nights from $988pp

Tibet tour cannot be completed without a visit to Mt. Everest. This tour offers you a complete Tibet tour and weaves together Tibet's most famous sites into a package. Apart from viewing the wonders in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse, you will discover the alpine lakes, blue skies, snow-capped mountains, amazing sunrise and sacred sites, and deeply devoted pilgrims on your way to Mt. Everest. You must get an unforgettable experience.

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Lhasa Fast Facts

Elevation: 3,690m
Population: 1,100,123
Tibetan Meaning: place of the gods
Area Land: 20sq mi
Time Zone: UTC+8
Languages: Tibetan, Madarin
Area Code: 850000

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